Gough, Kathleen, 1925-. Caste in a Tanjore village

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

Title: Caste in a Tanjore village

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Aspects of caste in south India, Ceylon and northwest Pakistan, edited by E. R. Leach

Published By: Original publisher Aspects of caste in south India, Ceylon and northwest Pakistan, edited by E. R. Leach Cambridge, England: published for the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University Press. 1969. 11-60, 147-148 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By E. Kathleen Gough

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Tamil (AW16)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Castes (564); History (175); Community structure (621); Sociocultural trends (178); Social relationships and groups (571); Purification and atonement (783); Sanctions (681);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is an outline study of the characteristics and functioning of the caste system in the Tanjore village of Kumbapettai. It includes relatively full information on the spatial distribution, occupational specialties, and relative ritual ranking of the castes in the village, and on the social organization and internal structure of the three major 'caste communities' which they comprise. The interrelation of the caste with the village administration and economy is described, and the effects of internal migration and recent social and political change on the caste system are also examined.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 3

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. aw16-003

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 (p. 147-148)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1951-1953

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 Ethnologist-5

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

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1790-1953

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Tamil (Indic people)


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