Choosing the Entry Element for North Indian Names

The guidelines bellow apply to North Indian names, for whom the last sentence of rule 22.25B1 says "if there is no surname, enter under the last name." Apply these guidelines in the order in which they are presented.

1. Consider that the last element is a surname and enter under it if initial(s) and/or title(s) precede the last element. Take into account forms found anywhere in the publication.

Example A

2. If the preceding guideline is not applicable, and no other information is available, consider that a surname is absent and enter the name directly when the last element of a woman’s name is one of the following:

image\POINT_BL.gif Amma

image\POINT_BL.gif Debi, Devi

image\POINT_BL.gif  Ammal

image\POINT_BL.gif Jahan

image\POINT_BL.gif Ara

image\POINT_BL.gif Khatoon, Khatum

image\POINT_BL.gif Bai

image\POINT_BL.gif Kumari

image\POINT_BL.gif Bano, Banu

image\POINT_BL.gif Mahal

image\POINT_BL.gif Begam, Begum

image\POINT_BL.gif Rani

image\POINT_BL.gif Bibi

image\POINT_BL.gif Bala

3. If the preceding guidelines are not applicable, consider that the last element is a surname and enter under it in the following cases:

a. An author who writes in English (or primarily in English).

b. A non-author appearing in connection with publications in English (or primarily in English).

4. For cases not covered by the preceding guidelines, use cataloger’s judgment and expertise in determining the entry element.

5. Retain and continue to use established headings, unless these guidelines call for a clearly different heading. Even then, normally wait until a pattern is seen a substantiating the change.

Modern Indic Names Written Without Separation:

When separable elements of a modern name are found written together in the nonroman script, identify the separable elements (names or titles) and search for a source giving them written separately., Record this searching in the 670/675 fields of name authority records, as usual. If the search is not successful and there is certainty about the separate elements, supply these in a bracketed "i.e." statement, following the citation of the name as found in the 670 field.

Example B

See also:

22.25B. Modern names