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Himalayan Polyandry - Structure, Functioning and Culture Change - A Field-Study of Jaunsar-bawar
Majumdar, D.N.
Asia Publishing House 1963 reprint The results of a three year anthropological study of the Khasa people of Jaunsar-Wawar in the Indian Himalayas in the 1950s. Over a large area of the Himalayan region, both trans-Himalayan and cis-Himalayan, it is customary for a man to share his wife or wives with his brothers. This is known as fraternal polyandry as distinguished from matriarchal polyandry once commonly practised in Malabar, where husbands of a woman were not necessarily related to one another by kinship or by constanguinity....
Second hand Hardback