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Kinship and Marriage
(10,171 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 rather dif…

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Pfeffer, Georg, “Kinship and Marriage”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 23 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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