Urbanization in India: Spatial Dimensions

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  • Author :V.L.S Prakasa Rao
  • Year of Publication :2013
  • ISBN: :9788180699658
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XXI, 327
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Sociology

About the Book :

This book presents the results of empirical analysis of urbanization in India with some theoretical underpinnings and policy implications. The point of view is that of a geographer, although there are implications for the other social scientists and urban and regional planners. To bring out the significance of spatial dimensions, the urbanization process and patterns are analysed at the national, state, sub-regional, city-regional and intra-city levels. To gain better insights, the city/town is taken as the unit of analysis. At the city-regional level, the village is taken as the unit of analysis, and at the intra-city level, the units of analysis are households, establishments, wards and ecological units.

About Author :

V.L.S. Prakasa Rao did his post graduation and was awarded Ph.D. from Calcutta University. During the period of more than 35 years of dedicated service to the profession of Geography, Professor Rao has made signal contributions and opened up many research frontiers in Geography. He has taught, inspired, counselled and trained a whole generation of students in the universities of Madras, Hyderabad and Delhi. He has been a pioneer in many respects. His contributions in the field of urban and regional research in particular, have made him an expert in these areas. He served many reputed organizations ― Calcutta University, (Kolkata) Madras University, Indian Statistical Institute (Kolkata), Dept. of Geography, Osmania University (Hyderabad), Delhi School of Economics, (Delhi), Institute for Social and Economic Change (Bangluru). He was an ICSSR senior fellow and was attached to the Indian Institute of Management (Bangluru). He successfully completed many major research projects and contributed articels in academic journals. He visited many countries in various academic capacities and organized national and international seminars.