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This is particularly true in traditional families where women are housebound and their husbands are employed outside.  Kapadia states this very nicely when he explains: "A joint­family of a man, his wife and children, his parents, his dependent brothers and sisters, is founded on emotional intensity: it is sustained by moral obligation and is backed up by public opinion" (1966:307).  When the Group Areas Act (1950) forced Indians into separate residential areas, it had one advantageous effect.

Kapadia states this very nicely when he explains: "A joint­family of a man, his wife and children, his parents, his dependent brothers and sisters, is founded on emotional intensity: it is sustained by moral obligation and is backed up by public opinion" (1966:307).  When the Group Areas Act (1950) forced Indians into separate residential areas, it had one advantageous effect.  When the father dies, the eldest son normally continues to reside there, though younger brothers may move out as their families grow.

To these derelicts of human society, Hindu­ism could have no meaning and to speak of charity as one of the fundamental principles of religion smacked of hypocrisy (1960:110).  It is interesting that language and religion sometimes separate: we read that the Telugu Baptist Mission has done much for the fostering of the Telugu language (Brochure 1981:8).  The latter province contains the second largest concentration of persons of Indian descent, with population concentrations in Johannesburg and Pretoria (see Table 1).

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