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The Nayars Today (Changing Culture Series)

Paperback. Pub Date: 1977 Pages: 312 Publisher: University. Camidge Press The Nayars. of Kerala south-west India. Unusually trace descent through the female line and in the past had a marriage system in which women were allowed several husbands simultaneously. This system has ought the Nayars continuing fame in anthropological circles. In this 1976 study. Dr Fuller analyses fieldwork data collected among Nayars in a village in southern Kerala. a region on which there is practically no modern anthropological information. In the final section of the book. Dr Fuller looks at the 'traditional' marriage system of the Nayars and offers some suggestions about its operation. He also discusses the collapse of the old joint-family system and. with the aid of his data from southern Kerala. proposes some arguments about the process of its disintegration. More fully than previous authors...


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