Hindu Joint Family

Hindu Joint Family

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A Hindu Joint Family or Joint Family is an extended family arrangement prevalent among Hindus of the Indian subcontinent, consisting of many generations living under the same roof. All the male members are blood relatives and all the women are either mothers, wives, unmarried daughters, or widowed relatives, all bound by the common [sapinda] relationship. The joint family status being the result of birth, possession of joint cord that knits the members of the family together is not property but the relationship. The family is headed by a patriarch, usually the oldest male called "[Karta]," who makes decisions on economic and social matters on behalf of the entire family. The patriarch's wife generally exerts control over the kitchen, child rearing and minor religious practices. All money goes to the common pool and all property is held jointly.The main disadvantage in joint famili is about the property and about the money.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Placpublishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613564193X
  • 9786135641936