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The Homestead and the Household

T. N. Madan

in The Hindu Householder

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780198069409
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080038 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069409.003.0006
The Homestead and the Household

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This chapter begins with a description of the Pandit homestead, covering the architecture, construction of the house, and distinguishing features of the Pandit house. It then discusses the household in relation to the house covering the numerical size and genealogical composition of the household, a dynamic approach to studying households, general form of the development cycle of the household, phases of development in the households of Utrassu-Umanagri, and the ideal household.

Keywords: Pandits; house; households; architecture; development cycle; Utrassu-Umanagri; genealogical composition

Chapter.  8879 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociology of Religion

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