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G.S. George
FAMILY AND CASTE IN URBAN INDIA: A CASE STUDY by G.N. Ramu Vikas, New Delhi, 1977, 222 pp., 50.00
July-August 1977, volume 2, No 4

The family is the vehicle, the accul­turating medium through which the norms, values, and sentiments of the wider society are articulated and express­ed. In Family and Caste in Urban India based on a study conducted in the Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) in Karnataka, the author traces with incisive analytical ability the thread of the family and its ramifications for the institution of marri­age, the household, kinship, caste, collat­eral individual or friendship ties to the household and kinship structure, and the extent to which these ties are governed by the factors of caste, class and religion.

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