Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.
Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Parry, N. E. (Neville Edward), 1884-
Hutton, J. H.
Published By: Original publisher
London: Macmillan. 1932. xx, 640 p. ill., plates, map
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
By N. E. Parry. With an introduction and supplementary notes by Dr. J. H. Hutton
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2020. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Topography and geology (133);
Linguistic identification (197);
Cultural identity and pride (186);
Community structure (621);
Settlement patterns (361);
Community heads (622);
Inter-community relations (628);
Inter-ethnic relations (629);
General character of religion (771);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Avoidance and taboo (784);
Kin relationships (602);
Cereal agriculture (243);
External relations (648);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
In this detailed colonial treatise on the culture of Mara villages and neighboring communities, themes covered range from domestic life and seasonal agricultural cycles to village customs related to land tenure, hunting, fishing, and mutual help and cooperation among households. Also described are inter-village variations in social organization, periodic rituals, communally enforced sanctions, conflict management practices, and marriage customs.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
"Published by direction of the government of Assam." Includes bibliographical references (p. 576-578)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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
Colonial official-4, 5
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Teferi Abate Adem
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
southern Mizoram, India; western Chin State, Myanmar
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Lakher (Asian people)//Assam (India)--Social life and customs