Introduction: Problems and Methods

T. N. Madan

in The Hindu Householder

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780198069409
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080038 | DOI:
Introduction: Problems and Methods

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This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of the reasons why Indian and foreign anthropologists have paid inadequate attention to the need for empirical field studies of Hindu kinship. It then explains the rationale behind the present study, fieldwork, and scope.

Keywords: Hindu kinship; India; empirical studies; field studies; Utrassu-Umanagri village

Chapter.  4611 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociology of Religion

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