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Origin of Cross-Cousin Marriage in Assam

Nature volume 139, page 328 (20 February 1937) | Download Citation

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CROSS-COUSIN marriage is widely prevalent among the primitive peoples of Assam, Of the two types, the marriage with the daughter of the mother's brother is more frequent. Different theories have been put forward by ethnologists as to the origin of this custom, but none of them seems to be tenable in Assam area.

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  1. Department of Anthropology, University, Calcutta. Dec. 31.

    • J. K. BOSE

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