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Kinship and Marriage
(10,211 words)

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 developed rat…

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Pfeffer, Georg, “Kinship and Marriage”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2018

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