Caste and Kinship in Kangra

Front Cover
Routledge, Sep 13, 2013 - Social Science - 376 pages
This study is a major addition to understanding the problems of social inequality and the nature of caste and kinship. A full account is given of the social structure of the region, emphasizing the continuity of principles, which govern relations between castes and relationships within castes.
The ethnographic data bear in particular on: the nature of untouchability; models of caste ranking; the way in which 'traditional' family structures adapt to a diversification of the economy and the debate about the 'instability' of regimes of generalized exchange.
Originally published in 1979.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

the axiom and idiom of inequality
3
The economy
35
The hierarchical aspects of caste
84
Clans and their segments
131
Households and their partition
150
Rajput hypergamy in an historical perspective
195
The biradari reform movement
247
Marriage strategies
270
Affines and consanguines
297
The limits of hierarchy
314
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information