Burling, Robbins, 1926-. Rengsanggri: family and kinship in a Garo village

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Title: Rengsanggri: family and kinship in a Garo village

Published By: Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1963. 377 p., plates: ill., maps

By line: [by] Robbins Burling

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Garo (AR05)

Subjects: Acculturation and culture contact (177); Tillage (241); Cereal agriculture (243); Retail marketing (443); Mutual aid (476); Inheritance (428); Marriage (580); Residence (591); Household (592); Spirits and gods (776); Techniques of socialization (861);

Abstract: This monograph is a descriptive study of Garo culture and history with emphasis on the village of Rengsanggri, the site of Burling’s field research. Kinship and social organization are discussed in specific detail. Religion and economy receive a thorough examination, especially with reference to changes brought about by the work of the Christian Missions and influences from Bengali and Assamese culture.

Document Number: 1

Document ID: ar05-001

Document Type: monograph

Language: English


Includes bibliographical references and index

Field Date: 1954-1956

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Sigrid Khera; Dubravka Schmalzbauer; 1967-1971

Coverage Date: 1954-1956

Coverage Place: village of Rengsanggri, Garo Hills, Meghalaya State, India

LCSH: Garo (Indic people)


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