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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Kochar, Vijay, 1934-
Social organization among the Santal
Published By: Original publisher
Calcutta: Editions Indian. 1970. xiii, 128 p. ill.,
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1998. 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
Extended families (596);
Kinship terminology (601);
Community heads (622);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a study of the social organization of the village
of Kuapara in Birbhum District, West Bengal, India, where the author did intermittent field
work in 1958-1961 (10.5 months). The gathered field data were then combined with
comparative information from other published works to produce this document. In this work
Kochar provides a basic description ofthe essential elements of Santal social structure
(e.g., in reference to tribe, clan, sub-clan, village community, and traditional village
officials), and then continues with more detailed information on the interrelationship
between clan and sub-clan, lineage organization, the developmental cycle in the family, the
articulation of the family with the lineage, and kinship terminology.
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. 121-128)
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.
John Beierle ; 1996
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)
Kuapara village, Birbhum District, West
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Santal (South Asian people)