Book

Notes on love in a Tamil family

University of California PressBerkeley • Published In 1990 • Pages:

By: Trawick, Margaret.

Abstract
This monograph describes the experiences of the author and her family living in the household of a south Indian family in Tamil Nadu during the years of 1975-1988. Her observations of family life supplemented by information provided by her pricipal informant, a Tamil scholar by the name of Themozhiyar, who provides a major part of the ethnographic data presented in this work. The central theme of this book is the concept of love in a Tamil family and Trawick describes different aspects of Tamil family life that touch upon love, such as kinship organization, childrearing, sexual relations, habits of speaking, and rules of behavior.
Subjects
Theoretical orientation in research and its results
Informants
Life history materials
Reviews and critiques
Family relationships
Ethnopsychology
Drives and emotions
Verbal arts
Kinship terminology
culture
Tamil
HRAF PubDate
2009
Region
Asia
Sub Region
South Asia
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologist-5
Analyst
John Beierle; 2007
Coverage Date
1975-1988
Coverage Place
Tamil Nadu, India
Notes
Margaret Trawick
'A Philip E. Lilienthal book.'
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-292) and index
LCCN
89004954
LCSH
Trawick, Margaret/Tamil (Indic people)-Social life and customs/Love