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Population and Social Change in an Indian Village

K. Mahadevan (Author) A. Aiyappan (Author)
Synopsis Micro-socio-demographic study is highly valuable for understanding the realistic nature of influenceof diverse and comprehensive factors that facilitate or hinder the procees of total development. Historically studying such factors, since independence over a quarter century period further enhance therelevace of the study. Thanks to the bench-mark studies available on Mangadu, from the renowned Poonamaliee Public Health Institute and the pioneering work of Prof S. Chandrasekhar, a rare opoortunity was available to the authors, to peep into the past development process of this village in a holistic manner. In India this volume is the pioneer in this series and hence valuable not only to policy makers, planners, development administrators but also to a galaxy of social scientists, demographers and students of society and culture. The focus of the study includes major demographic, economic, social, public health and family planning dimensions of development in a historically important, demographically and geographically major and culturailly diverse village through a quarter century period. A combination of Anthropologyical andsurvey approaches together strengthened the depth and kcoverage of the study , Perti-urban location of the village near Madras city and several other factors together transformed the village from a traditional level to a modern one during a short period of time. A unique and rare feature is the rapid economic and social j development of the Harilans with the concurrent sleep decline in their fertility and mortality to par with the developed communities. The successful experience in total development of this village will be a feasible model for future development of Indians village.
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About the authors

K. Mahadevan

Prof. Kuttan Mahadevan is currently Principal, Sri Venkateswara University and Chairman, Department of Pupulation Studies. He is a specialist on Population Policy, Social Development, Methodology, Ecology, Gerontology and communication. He is author of 30 books. He is the recipient of several awards both nationally and internationally for his original and innovative research work.

A. Aiyappan

Prof. A. Alyappan, is a well-known and pioneeringk Anthropologist in India and abroad. He was Director of Madras Museum, Professor of anthropology in utkal and Andhra universities and Vice-Chancellor of Kerla University. His writings on village studies, ethnography of tribals, archaeology and culture physical anthropology etc., have contributed valuable body of knowledge for our understanding of society culture in India

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Title Population and Social Change in an Indian Village
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1988
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170990734
length xvi+290p., Figures; Tables; Plates; Map; Appendices; Notes; References; Index; 22cm.