Socio-Economic Transformation of Scheduled Castes in Uttar Pradesh: A Geographical Analysis

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  • Author :Noor Mohammad
  • Year of Publication :2006
  • ISBN: :9788180692505
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XVII, 188
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Economics, Geography, Scheduled Castes and Schduled Tribes, Sociology

About the Book :

Scheduled castes constitute about one-sixth of the total population of India with a lot of spatio-temporal variations ranging from almost negligible to as high as 29 per cent of the total population of the state. Prior to independence and even sometimes later, they had been the poorest of the poor and socially and economically most backward castes of the country. But after independence they are going under social and economic change both in rural and urban areas. Their attitude towards society and social values and norms has undergone a change. They are gradually not only accepting but have also started practising certain measures of family planning. They are becoming more conscious about the education and job of their children. Their attitude towards religion, child marriage, superstitions is changing. Economic transformation is also not lagging behind. By and large, they are no longer bonded or permanent labourers. They are now gradually becoming marginal farmers and have started working in non-agricultural sectors too. This book, therefore, critically analyses the socio-economic transformation of scheduled castes with focus on major social parameters such as education, marriage, religion, social mobility, family planning programmes, family size, superstitions and political awareness and involvements; and economic parameters like income level, standard of living, housing condition, mode of transport, and exposure to mass media. It also examines inter and intra variations in socio-economic transformation of scheduled and non-scheduled castes and rural and urban population, and suggests viable short and long term practical measures for their socio-economic up liftment. This book will be of immense value not only to the academicians and researchers but also to policy makers and administrators.

About Author :

Noor Mohammad, (b. 1942), after obtaining his M.A. degree in Geography from the University of Gorakhpur with a first class first, joined Aligarh Muslim University in 1965 as a Junior Research Fellow. He was awarded the degree of Ph.D. in 1969 and joined Kirori Mal College in the same year. Since 1976. Prof. Mohammad is associated with the Delhi School of Economics as Lecturer, Reader, Professor, Head of the Department and Co-ordinator UGC-SAP and is teaching geography to post-graduate and supervising research studies in the Department of Geography. Eight scholars have been admitted to Ph.D. degrees and about 40 scholars have been awarded M.Phil. degrees under his supervision. Prof. Mohammad is actively engaged in research in the field of agricultural geography, landuse and planning and population geography and has published more than 5 dozen research papers in many scholarly referred journals. His books Agricultural Landuse in India and Caste and Primary Occupations : A Geographical Analysis have been very well received and have won wide acclaim in Indian and foreign universities. Prof. Mohammad has edited Perspectives in Agricultural Geography (in Five Volumes) and New Dimensions in Agricultural Geography (in Eight Volumes) under Concept International series in Geography which has been well taken the world over.