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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Under the bo tree: studies in caste, kinship, and marriage in
the interior of Ceylon
Published By: Original publisher
Berkeley, Calif. ; Los Angeles, Calif. ; London, England:
University of California Press ; University of California Press, Ltd.. 1971. xiii, 405
p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1997. 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
Kin groups (610);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is an analysis of Sinhalese kinship systems, which
generally add to the findings of Tambiah and Leach on the same subject. Yalman divides the
book into three sections, with the first introducing Sri Lanka in general, the second
treating marriage and kinship in different communities, and the third comparing Sinhalese
kinship structure with that of South India. The book is a theoretical contribution to
social anthropology, especially in the author's dealings with the principles of social
sturcture and the rules of transformation that produce other structures.
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. 387-400) and
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.
Dubravka Schmalzbauer ; John Beierle ; 1969-1972
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)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Sinhalese (Sri Lankan people)