JLIS abstracts



JAYARAMAN (R). Towards a Sociological Understanding of Hindu Personal Names and Surnames. 14,2;1989;115-27

Deals with naming practices in India . Provides a sociological account of the broad pattern of naming customs among the Hindus, who form the major religious group in India . Examines the naming practices of the Muslim, Sikhs and Jains. Mentions the applicability of naming practices over the subcontinent as a whole and for Indians in other parts of the world.