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Settlement Structuer of Eastern Colonial India

Paramita Majumdar (Author)
Synopsis The form of settlement in any particular region reflects Man's relationship with the environment.  The pattern and structure of settlement in a space along with the organization of population provides fair idea about the levels of development achieved by that region.  The history of Bengal presidency and the province of Bihar and Orissa have been most significant in the context of colonial rule in India.  It went through most turbulent periods in terms of economic casualty, political instability, social transformation and cultural syntheses.  The perceive the vicissitudes of changes in every sphere, the region is one of the best.  Being a highly involved and complex area and the scene of many political events which shaped the society and economy, it is interesting to know how these forces played a decisive role in shaping the settlement structure of the region.  The present study is an attempt towards understanding the settlement structure of the two provinces during 1901 and 1931.  The main objectives of the study are as follows: To observe the temporal variation the settlement structure in terms of density, distribution, growth and size of settlements.  To analyse the occupational distribution of the population in order to understand the economic structure of the settlements.  To analyse the difference in the density of population and settlement growth by observing the pattern and trend of migration.  Well illustrated with tables, maps and diagrams the book would meet the requirements of geographers, sociologists, historian, researchers and all others interested in the subject.
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About the author

Paramita Majumdar

Dr. Paramita Majumdar (b. 1969) obtained her M.Phil and Doctorate in Geography with specialization in Urban Studies from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has been the recipient of Junior and Senior research Fellowship awarded by the University Grants Commission in the Field of Human Geography. She has contributed a number of research papers to various professional journals. Dr. Majumdar is a life member of several professional and academic bodies and participated in various conferences / seminars. Her field of interest includes different aspects of urban studies particularly urban planning, governance and environmental management.

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Bibliographic information

Title Settlement Structuer of Eastern Colonial India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 27.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 818886501X
length xv+271p., Tables; Maps; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.
Subjects History