Overview for Socio-Geographical Issues in India (In 2 Volumes)
The book Socio-Geographical Issues in India Since Independence (in two volumes) is related to India on its 50 Years of Independence: 1947-97, Status, Growth and Development. This book is about the changes in geographical landscapes of India in the past 50 years and discusses the issues of changes in dimensions of present economic and demographic evolution and aims to understand and analyse the geographical facts as encountered by past and contemporary societies and to integrate within them the most recent developments. The central theme of the present study is to subsume the spatial aspect of changes in territorial organizational forms over the period of last 50 years in order to focus n center-periphery relationships. In chronicling the geography of 50 Years of changes in India, an overview of Indiaâ€™s development path in the second half of the 20th Century, with particular emphasis on its post-Independence period since 1951 has been provided. Since this is the first book-length collection on changes in India on a number of geography-oriented issues, it is hoped that a necessary void is filled in post modern understanding of broad comprehensive studies in future.
Saroj K. Pal (Author)
Dr. Saroj K. Pal, a Professor in Physical Geography at University of Delhi, has been acclaimed as a leading specialist on physical and mathematical aspects of Geography in India as well as at abroad. A Direct disciple of Prof. S.P. chatterjee of Calcutta University, Prof. Pal who has been a recipient of Senior Fulbright Fellow, is a widely travelled person both in India and aborad. As a keen analyst of geographical events, Prof. Pal does not accept Geography to be a generalist, holistic subject for pedagogic treatment but tries to see it as a very positivist subject for reinventing it into a front-line discipline. in this respect he feels the need for single, authoritative volumes on important issues of Geography and that may be the reason that Prof. Pal who is having a book on Physical Geography of India from the point of view of regional earth science approach, has felt the need for writing the present book as the natural nemesis of his belief.