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Cultural Factors in Rural Development

Syed Rahim (Author) Dilip Shah (Author)
Synopsis Cultural Factors in Rural Development provides an insight into understanding the development perspective of the tribals and the images and experiences they have of the tribal development efforts of the government. In this background, cultural explanation of the tribal development is attempted. The book then analyzes the tribal belief structure relevant to development and change. An attempt is also made to measure cultural development as the rate of transition of the tribal belief structure from one based on traditional cultural beliefs to an emerging modern structure based on urban traditional beliefs. In the end, it is shown that a few cultural variables can explain a large portion of the variance in both economic and cultural development. The study is thus a modest but more systematic attempt to address the enduring question: "What difference do cultural factors make in shaping socio-economic development and adjusting to exchange induced by development?
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About the author

Dilip Shah

Dr. Dilip Shah is Senior Professor and Head, Department of Rural Studies. Dr. Shah has directed a large number of Rural Development Projects and Publishd more then 100 papers and 10 books in Rural Studies. Dr. Shah has visited USSR, USA, Hawai and Japan for academic assignments and has associted with reputed organizations for academic works such as ICSSR, UGC, NIRD, NABARD, CAPART, CSIR, Ministry of Rural Development and State Rural Development of other Line Departments. Dr. Shah is also associated with International Association of Agricultural Economics as well as the International Institute of Third World Researchers.

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Title Cultural Factors in Rural Development
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2000
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rawat Publications
Language: English
isbn 8170335345
length 212p.