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The Hindu HouseholderThe T.N. Madan Omnibus$
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T. N. Madan

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780198069409

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069409.001.0001

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The Homestead and the Household

The Homestead and the Household

(p.39A) 4 The Homestead and the Household
The Hindu Householder

T. N. Madan

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins with a description of the Pandit homestead, covering the architecture, construction of the house, and distinguishing features of the Pandit house. It then discusses the household in relation to the house covering the numerical size and genealogical composition of the household, a dynamic approach to studying households, general form of the development cycle of the household, phases of development in the households of Utrassu-Umanagri, and the ideal household.

Keywords:   Pandits, house, households, architecture, development cycle, Utrassu-Umanagri, genealogical composition

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