Opler, Morris Edward, 1907-1996. The division of labor in an Indian village

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Title: The division of labor in an Indian village

Published in: A Reader in General Anthropology, edited by Carleton S. Coon

Published By: A Reader in General Anthropology, edited by Carleton S. Coon New York: Henry Holt, 1954. 464-496 p.

By line: By Morris Opler and Rudra Datt Singh

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Uttar Pradesh (AW19)

Subjects: Community structure (621); Tillage (241); Settlement patterns (361); Conversation (521); Property system (421); Community councils (623); Castes (564); Occupational specialization (463); Avoidance and taboo (784); Purification and atonement (783); Priesthood (793); Family relationships (593); Extended families (596);

Abstract: This paper was originally given as a lecture by Professor Opler in a beginning course in Anthropology. The Indian village described, Senapur, is the home and family seat of Rudra Datt Singh, co-author of this paper. After a brief general description of the village, there is a comprehensive survey of the social and economic structure of the village life. The information centers largely on an account of the various castes—their traditions, economic role, rank, etc.

Document Number: 5

Document ID: aw19-005

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Field Date: none

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Beverly Calsoyas; 1956

Coverage Date: 1900-1954

Coverage Place: State of Uttar Pradesh, India

LCSH: Uttar Pradesh (India)

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