Kinship and Marriage
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Most people in the world conceive kinship and marriage as defined by nature in terms of universally similar relationships. Cultural comparison, however, reveals that even neighboring societies, let alone mutually distant peoples, have devel…

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Georg Pfeffer, “Kinship and Marriage”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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