Anantha Krishna Iyer, L. Krishna, Diwan Bahadur, 1861-1937. The Sudras of Cochin

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The Sudras of Cochin

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The Cochin tribes and castes -- Vol. 2

Published By: Original publisher The Cochin tribes and castes -- Vol. 2 Madras ; London: Pub. For the government of Cochin by Higginbotham and Co. ; Luzac & Co.. 1912. 1-102 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication L. K. Anantha Krishna Iyer

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2017. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Kerala (AW11)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Castes (564); Status, role, and prestige (554); Historical reconstruction (174); Military organization (701); Uniform and accouterment (714); External relations (648); Weapons (411); Warfare (726); Domesticated animals (231);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a general ethnography and culture history of the Nayar caste of central Kerala (Cochin). It covers historical information on military organization and warfare, house type and construction, caste subdivisions, personal names and titles, marriage customs, puberty customs (for the girl), polygamy, childbirth, naming ceremonies, the tarawád (matrilocal joint family), administration of justice, feudalism, village organization, districts, games, dramatic performances, religious and agricultural festivals, religion, funeral customs, caste occupations, food, clothing, and personal ornamentation. Of particular interest is the information on Nayar serpent cults and demon worship.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 9

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. aw11-009

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document ca. 1902-1906

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Anthropologist-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle; 1964-1968

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1761-1912

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) central Kerala, India

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Kerala (India)


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