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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Eglar, Zekiye Suleyman, 1910-1983
A Punjabi village in Pakistan
Published By: Original publisher
New York: Columbia University Press. 1960. xxv, 230 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
By Zekiye Eglar
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.
West Punjabi (AT03)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Gift giving (431);
Occupational specialization (463);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Community structure (621);
Inter-community relations (628);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a comprehensive account of reciprocal gift exchanges—especially those around marriage—that occur in a rural Punjabi village, serving to cement ties between castes, professions, lineages and villages. The author describes how women are at the center of these exchanges and maintain exact records of each transaction. Modern changes in land ownership, inheritance, education, and economic opportunities outside the village have curtailed some of the ceremonies, but ties to community and people remain strong.
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
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-230) and index
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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Ian Skoggard; 2020
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)
Mohla Kalan, Gujrat , Punjab, Pakistan
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Villages--Pakistan--Case studies//Mohla (Pakistan)//Punjab (Pakistan)--Social life and customs