Brahman Kinship in a Tamil Village1


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    The fieldwork on which this paper is based was carried out in two villages of Tanjore District between September 1951 and April 1953, and was financed by a British Treasury Studentship in Foreign Languages and Cultures. Preliminary analysis of fieldwork materials was made possible by a fellowship from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. I wish to thank my husband, David F. Aberle, for helpful criticism of the first draft of the paper.