CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS ISSUE
MICHAEL BANKS. Took his Ph.D. at Cambridge in 1957 and now holds a post at
the Foreign Office, London. FREDRIK BARTH. A graduate of Chicago University who took his Ph.D. at Cambridge
in 1957 and now holds a post in the University of Oslo. Prior to his work in Swat he
carried out fieldwork in Kurdistan and more recently he has done fieldwork in Persia.
His publications include Principles of Social Organization in Southern Kurdistan
and Indus and Szcat Kohistan: an Ethnographic Survey
( 1956). KATHLEEN GOUGH. Took her Ph.D. at Cambridge in 1950. Now resides in the United States as wife of Professor David Aberle of the University of Michigan.
Has had extensive fieldwork experience in South India. A number of her papers
relating to the social anthropology of Malabar and Tanjore are listed elsewhere in this
volume. E. R. LEACH. Reader in Social Anthropology in the University of Cambridge. Has
carried out research in Burma, Ceylon, Sarawak and Kurdistan. Publications include Political Systems of Highland Burma
( 1954) and numerous papers. NUR YALMAN. Took his Ph.D. at Cambridge in 1958. Recently a bye-Fellow of
Peterhouse, Cambridge, and currently a member of the Turkish army. The present
paper is his first published account of fieldwork carried out in 1954/5.
NOTE ON THE SPELLING OF CASTE NAMES
Caste names appearing in this book are romanized according to the following con
|Tanjore castes: as in E. Thurston, Castes and Tribes of Southern India (Madras, 1909).|
| Jaffna castes: as in J. Cartman, Hinduism in Ceylon ( Colombo, 1957).|
|Kandyan castes: romanized from Sinhalese spelling.|
| Swat castes: as in Fredrik Barth, Indus and Swat Kohistan: an Ethnographic Survey
( Oslo, 1956).|
Some inconsistency between the Tanjore and Jaffna names is unavoidable. The
following 'equivalents' may be noted: