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The Nayars today

Author: C J Fuller
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1976.
Series: Changing cultures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 1976 study examines the Nayars of Kerala who are famous in anthropological circles because, unusually, they trace descent through the female line and, in the past, had a marriage system in which  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C J Fuller
ISBN: 0521213010 9780521213011 0521290910 9780521290913
OCLC Number: 2238183
Notes: Based, in part, on the author's thesis, University of Manchester, 1974.
Description: xi, 173 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: "The nobles of Malabar" : foreign images of the Nayars --
Introduction to the Nayars in Central Travancore --
The Nayar kinship system in Ramankara --
The Nayar marriage system in Ramankara --
The "traditional" Nayar marriage system --
The disintegration of the matrilineal joint-family system.
Series Title: Changing cultures.
Responsibility: by C.J. Fuller.

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