The Family in India: Structure and Practice (Themes in Indian Sociology, Volume 6)
 
     
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This volume brings together seminal essays which examine the meaning, forms and trajectory of the Indian family, and which go beyond the stereotypical joint/nuclear dichotomy that tends to dominate studies on the family. Using various methodological, conceptual and analytical tools, the essays cover both patrilineal and matrilineal family forms in different regions of India, and cover a wide range of historical and social situations.

This book is one of the Indian Sociological Society: Golden Jubilee Volumes.

Table of Contents
Series Note by B S BAVISKAR
Foreword by A M SHAH
Preface
Introduction TULSI PATEL
I. THE FAMILY: NATURE AND SCOPE
Nature of the Family CARLE C ZIMMERMAN
Some Neglected Approaches and Problems in the Study of the Family in India A A KHATRI
Some Problems Concerning Research on the Changing Family in India M F NIMKOFF
II. THE MYTH OF THE INDIAN JOINT FAMILY: EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS
The Joint Family in India: An Analysis I P DESAI
Caste and Joint Family: An Approach A D ROSS
An Analysis I P DESAI
In Tamil Nadu A AIYAPPAN
In Kerala M S A RAO
In an Immigrant Artisan Community HEMLATA ACHARYA
In a Mobile Commercial Community B R AGARWAL
Family Types in Badlapur: An Analysis of a Changing Institution in a Maharashtrian Village WILLIAM A MORRISON
The Family in Transition K M KAPADIA
Family Structure and Socio-economic Status in Central India EDWIN D DRIVER
The Phase of Dispersal in the Indian Family Process A M SHAH
III. THE DEMYSTIFYING CASE STUDIES
Family Organization in the South-West of India FR J PUTHENKALAM S J
Family and Kinship Groups among the Khatris in Delhi SAROJ KAPOOR
Family and Kinship Groups among the Thakors in a North Gujarat Village LANCY LOBO
Related Readings in the Sociological Bulletin
Index