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Some Reminiscences of South Indian Settlers

THE early Tamil pioneers came to Natal with their religion and immediately set about establishing it in their new environment. The new conditions and situations had their influences on the practices and beliefs of these people....

A hindi-speaking hindu marriage an ethnographic description

This study attempts to give an ethnographic description ot a Hindu marriage which characterizes the orthodox Hindi speaking section of the community and whose religious....

THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF THE HINDU RELIGIOUS TRADITION AMONG A SELECTED GROUP OF TAMIL SPEAKING HINDUS IN DURBAN AND TONGAAT, WITH PARTICULAR INTEREST FOCUSSED ON BETROTHAL AND MARRIAGE

I am a Tamil speaking Hindu and I would like to find out more about my religion, in particular, the impact of Western Culture on the religion of the Indians in South Africa. I will focus my observations on a small number of families living in the city of Durban.

The experiences of marriage and family by Indian migrants under indenture in colonial Natal.

This thesis attempts to examine the social institutions of marriage and family as experienced by Indian migrants under indenture in colonial Natal.

A NOTE ON THE INDO-EUROPEAN SITUATION IN NATAL

The Indian – Citizen or subject ?

Attitudes of South African Indians towards Westernization and its Effects on their Family Life

When a group of people emigrate to a new country with a strong cultural environment, one of several possible affects may occur. There could be a deliberate striving to retain the cultural traits inherited from the homelands.

Attitudes of South African Indians towards Disciplining in the Child-Rearing Process

Discipline as a integral part of the child-rearing process has been neglected in South African social science literature, but its significance as an aspect of the socialization process cannot be ignored.

Hindu Religion and the Family

Despite the intrusions by way of education, the secularization process and socio-economic advances, traditional Hinduism over the last century and a quarter in South Africa has retained its subjective conservatism.

THE RISE OF THE NATAL INDIAN ELITE

The Ideal of Education Opportunity

Only in education and in South Africa in the context of White man's Education...can you really make headway in a White man's world.

The Family Relationship in Islam

To Muslims, Islam is the code of life which God has revealed for the guidance of mankind. In Islam there is complete coordination of the spiritual and material aspects of human life.

Bisram Rambilass newspaper cuttings

Call for Hindus to thread boldly

APS host social reformer

Call for extension of indological studies

Memo to constitution body

Semiological Analysis Hindu Symbols Indian Adverts

Based on semiotic theories this study critically analyses the intercultural significance of Hindu symbols which are used in the "visual language" of Indian advertisements.

CASTE IN A NATAL HINDU COMMUNITY

In her recent book, Hilda Kuper analyzed the transformation and the gradual disappearance of caste among South African Hindus.

Sannyas Bhawani Dayal

Sannyas Bhawani Dayal

Social Problems Associated with the Care of the Indian Aged in the Home Environment as Evidenced in Municipal Durban

The scientific study of human development is fragmented and incomplete. An examination of sociological literature indicates that some stages of human development have been studied more thoroughly than others. The one stage of human development that has not,.....

THE CHANGING PATTERN OF INDIAN FAMILY LIFE AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE AGED

South African Indian life beginning towards the latter half of the nineteenth century on the basis of the indentured male worker,had become strongly family centred at the beginning of the twentieth century....

ACCOMMODATION NEEDS AND PREFERENCES AMONGST INDIAN OLD AGE PENSIONERS IN DURBAN

Being the year of the aged (1982) the Department of Social Work at the University of Durban-Westville was approached by Mr Rambharos, a prominent voluntary worker amongst the Indian aged, to undertake
research with regard to the accommodation needs of the aged....

“SOCIAL JUSTICE AND POVERTY IN INANDA”

Inanda was entirely rural until the 1950’s. Thereafter because of drought and apartheid policy which aimed at undermining indigenous people from rural areas, people could not cope with the pressure exerted upon them by these situations.

Head-rings or top hats? An inquiry into the shifting meaning of body coverings in 19th and 20th century KwaZulu/Natal

In this paper I look at the shifting meaning of men’s dress in Zulu society from 19th century to the twentieth century. I concentrate on one type of dress called isicoco or head-ring.

Binnelandse reise (Interior journeys): Photographs from the Carnegie Commission of Investigation into the Poor White Problem (1929/1932)

In September 1929 eighty-seven year old Hendrik Goosen of the farm Soebatsfontein near Garies, Namaqualand, received a visitor. She was attending carefully to her surroundings and inquisitive about family history.

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