Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online

Get access

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 rat…

Cite this page
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 20 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2018

▲   Back to top   ▲