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System of Rural Settlements in India: A Histogenetic Perspective

 
Ateeque Ahmad (Author)
Synopsis The book comprises of seven chapters. First and second chapters deal with the characteristics of physico-cultural and socio-economic attributes of the region. The third chapter throws a light on the evolution of settlements in sequent occupancy, geography of place names, evolution of territorial units through land occupancy of various zamindar clans. Fourth chapter presents an analytical study of spatial organization of settlement with the help of quantitative techniques and focused as how physico-cultural attributes regulate the affairs of the spatial organization of the settlement system. Chapter five describes the shape and pattern of rural settlements basedon qualitative and quantitative approach and suggest a suitable model for the proper planning of settlement system keeping in view the present mushrooming of the settlements. Chapter six deals with the evolution of rural dwelling and focused the influence of ecological setting as well as the socio-economic conditions on house type. The last chapter presents an analytical description of social morphology of Indian villages based on the religio-ritual and secular-dominance model. The analysis shows that segregation is closely associated with the castes of the inhabitants, resulting in the formation of distinct settlement units.
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About the author

Ateeque Ahmad

Dr. Ateeque Ahmad is a reader in the Faculty of Science, Department of Geography, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. He did his M.A. in Geography and obtained his M.Phil. In 1987 and was awarded a Ph.D. degree from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh in the year 1990. He has credit of getting published more than dozens of research papers in the National and International journals. He had been a National Fellow of CSIR (1984-89), having specialization in the fields of Settlement Geography, History and Philosophy of Geography and Urban and Regional Planning.

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Title System of Rural Settlements in India: A Histogenetic Perspective
Author Ateeque Ahmad
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8188086304
length xx+227p., Tables; Figures; Maps; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.