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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Elwin, Verrier, 1902-1964
The Muria and their ghotul
Published By: Original publisher
Bombay: Oxford University Press. 1947. 29, 730 p. ill.,
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. 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
Adolescent activities (883);
Literary texts (539);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Spirits and gods (776);
Comparative evidence (171);
Settlement patterns (361);
Linguistic identification (197);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The first part of the book deals with Muria culture
generally, as a context in which to set the [n]ghotul[/n].. There are descriptive sections
on food-getting, kinship, the life-cycle, religion, legend, etc. The second portion of the
book deals with the communal dwelling where the young people of the Gond villages live, the
[n]ghotul[/n]. The author describes the buildings, membership, and the activities of the
[n]ghotul[/n], including sexual, ceremonial participation, dances, games, and other
recreations. There is a short appendix by A. N. Mitchell on the language of the Muria, and
four other appendices treating ghotul titles, census data, a list of ghotul villages, and a
summary of marriage data presented throughout the work.
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
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.
James Leary; 1958: John Beierle; 2010
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)
Muria Gond, Bastar State, India
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Muria (Indic people)//Primitive