The Hindu Householder: The T.N. Madan Omnibus Comprising Family and Kinship: A Study of the Pandits…

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byT. N. Madan

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This Omnibus brings together two of distinguished sociologist T.N. Madan's books on the concept of the householder in Hinduism. A common thread running through the Omnibus is the focus on life and society amongst the Hindu Kashmiri Pandit community. Family and Kinship: A Study of the Pandits of Rural Kashmir is a pioneering and ethnographically rich account of the Indian family, considered to be a classic kinship study. It is probably the only study of its kind of traditional Pandit life in the Kashmir Valley. Non-renunciation: Themes and Interpretations of Hindu Culture draws attention away from the ideas of caste and renunciation and focuses instead on the 'householder' in Hindu society. Beginning with an analysis of the ideology of the householder among Kashmiri Pandits the author deals withasceticism, eroticism, altruism and death as elaborations of the householder tradition.The Omnibus also includes a new Preface; a Prologue which introduces the reader to the concept of the householder tradition in Hinduism; an Epilogue-the author's memories of growing up in a Kashmiri Pandit household in Srinagar; and three appendices on related themes.

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This Omnibus brings together two of distinguished sociologist T.N. Madan's books on the concept of the householder in Hinduism. A common thread running through the Omnibus is the focus on life and society amongst the Hindu Kashmiri Pandit community. Family and Kinship: A Study of the Pandits of Rural Kashmir is a pioneering and ethnogr...

T.N. Madan is Honorary Professor (Sociology) at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:688 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.98 inPublished:December 3, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198069405

ISBN - 13:9780198069409

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PrefacePrologue: The Householder Tradition in Hindu SocietyI. Family and Kinship: A Study of the Pandits of Rural Kashmir, Second Enlarged EditionForewordPreface to the Second paperback EditionPreface to the Paperback EditionPreface to the Second EditionPreface to the First EditionAcknowledgements1. Introduction: Problems and Methods2. Kashmiri Pandits: History and Social Organization3. Utrassu-Umanagri4. The Homestead and the Household5. Recruitment to the Household:(1) Birth and Adoption6. Recruitment to the Household(2): Marriage and Incorporation7. The Economic Aspect of the Household8. Partition of the Household9. The Family and the Patrilineage10. The Wider Kinship Structure: Non-Agnatic Kin11. Household and the Family among the Pandits of Rural Kashmir: Concluding ReviewAppendix I: Structural Implications of Marriage: Wife-givers and Wife-takersAppendix II: The Ideology of the HouseholderAppendix III: The Language of Kinship: (1) Kinship TerminologyAppendix IV: The Language of Kinship (2): ProverbsAppendix V: The 'Convoy': A Note on Five InformantsAppendix VI: On Living Intimately with StrangersGlossaryReferencesIndexII. Non-renunciation: Themes and Interpretations of Hindu CulturePrefaceAcknowledgementsA Note on TransliterationIntroduction: Intimations of the Good Life1. Domesticity and Detachment2. Auspiciousness and Purity3. Asceticism and Eroticism4. The Desired and the Good5. Living and DyingEpilogue: The Quest for HinduismAppendix: A Note on the EpigraphsReferencesIndexEpilogue: Growing up in a Kashmiri Pandit HouseholdAppendix I: is the Brahmanic Gotra a Grouping of Kin?Appendix II: The Hindu Family and DevelopmentAppendix III: Auspiciousness and Purity: Some ReconsiderationsSupplementary Index