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Anthropology 399 Dadi’s Family Professor Yohko Tsuji 1. List all the members of Dadi’s family through their relationship to Dadi Traingle = Male Circle = Female Meherlal = First son of Dadi Darshini = Wife of first son Mohinder = Second son of Dadi Sita = Wife of second son Anguri & Saroj= Biological daughters of Dadi Dada = Dadi’s husband Rajinder= Third son of Dadi Kanta = Wife of third son 2. What are the advantages of an extended family? What are the disadvantages of it? Within the family, says Dadi, "we can bear anything because we all suffer together.” In regions in which economic conditions make it difficult for the nuclear family to achieve self-sufficiency the additional help of many family members makes extended families favorable. Another advantage of an extended family is that the grandparents can give children a sense of their heritage and make them feel important. Sharing traditions, rituals, customs, and time between different generations can strengthen families and make them have a healthy relationship. Thus, going by the belief that the larger the family the more the hands to help, Dadi runs her tries valiantly to make sure that her children stay together in harmony.
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This note was uploaded on 08/02/2010 for the course ANTHR 7920 taught by Professor Staff during the Summer '10 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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