Under the Bo Tree: Studies in Caste, Kinship and Marriage in the Interior of Ceylon

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University of California Press, 1967 - Social Science - 406 pages
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Contents

Orientation
3
The Population of Ceylon
13
FIGURES
15
Types of Dry Zone Villages
22
Terutenne
24
The Population of Terutenne
26
The Ownership of Paddy Lands in Terutenne
39
The Ownership of Paddy Lands in Makulle Watta and Vilawa
41
Mahapitiya and Elapita Gedara Households Galpitiya
143
The Amunumulles
144
Field Corner House
145
Orange Tree House
148
The Interconnection and Lateral Extension of Claims for CrossCousin Marriage
154
The Factions in Terutenne
157
Marriages and Separations in Terutenne
186
Children Living with Stepparents or Other Relatives in Terutenne
187

The Dispersal of Siblings
42
Occupational Groupings of Gainful Workers in Ceylon
43
Operations and Cost of Paddy Cultivation by Coolie Labor
45
The Shops of Terutenne
51
The Shops of Makulle Town in Wellassa
52
The Schoolteachers of Terutenne
55
Ownership of Rice Land Among Low Castes in Terutenne
64
Household Composition Among TomTom Beaters of Terutenne
65
Badde Services TomTom Beaters
67
Henea Services Washermen
68
Achari Services Blacksmiths
70
The Potters of Terutenne
72
Kinship Connections in Galpitiya 7879
78
Kinship Connections in Dunkalawatte
80
Population and Land Ownership
81
Population and Land Ownership
83
Kinship Between KinegolleGalpitiya
84
Kinship in Kinegolle
85
Some Terutenne Usages Between Speaker and Addressee of Different Castes
90
Kinship and the MicroCaste
96
Multiple Land Ownership
98
Labor Arrangements in Multiple Land Ownership
99
Si Commensal Units Ge per Dwelling in Terutenne
103
Types of Kandyan Dwellings
105
Dwellings in Terutenne with Single Cooking Units
115
Dwellings in Terutenne with Two Cooking Units
116
Dwellings in Terutenne with Three Cooking Units
117
Dwellings in Terutenne with Four or More Cooking Units
118
Adult HighCaste Population of Terutenne by Origin
127
Locality of Marriage and Origin of Spouses
128
Locality of Marriage and Origin of Spouses
129
Interconnections of Pavula A Helagama
192
Connections of Pavula A with Other Pavula
193
The Core of Pavula A
198
Landholdings of Pavula in Helagama
201
A Case of Wrong Marriage
214
Bifurcate Merging
220
The Logic of Structure in Ceylon
227
The Population of Makulle Watta
230
Cooking Units in Udamulla and Vilawa 240241
240
Locality of Marriage and Origin of Spouses Udamulla and Vilawa 242244
242
The Stability of Marriage in Udamulla and Vilawa
245
The Population of Vilawa
249
A Tank Village in the Maho Area
251
Kinship Connections in Vilawa
259
Sketch of the Main Field in Vilawa
260
Vilawa Landowners 261262
261
Dowry Obligations in the Low Country
275
Three Sinhalese Patterns of Kinship
280
Logical Categories and Empirical Discoveries
282
Marriages in Kotabowe Vidiya
286
An Example of Muslim Property Rights
294
Membership of Households Kotabowe Vidiya
298
SinhaleseMuslim Tamil Ceremonial Customs 306307
306
Marriage in Panama
313
A Sinhalese Family in Panama
320
Kinship Connections Between Figures 29 and 30
321
Variant
325
Kudi Cattle Brands Panama
328
Ceylon frontispiece 2 Walapane Division 25
402
Dunkalawatte 80
403
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