ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Land and the People-Some Meanings of Kinship in Village India

Acquiring and .supporting a wide range of kin relations is an ideal throughout village India; the pur- suit of the ideal explains and rationalises a man's quest and approach to power. A villager's status in his jati and through his jati in the village community depends in considerable part on the kin whom he can mobilise as allies and supporters.

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