Author: K S Singh
Editor(s): K S Singh
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8173041199
The Anthropological Survey of India launched the People of India Project on 2 October 1985 to generate an anthropological profiles of all communities, the impact on them of change and development process, and the links that bring them together.
As part of this all-India project, the ethnographic survey of all the communities of Chandigarh (42) was taken up in collaboration with local scholars. The results of this study were discussed at a workshop at Patiala in August 1989 and at Chandigarh in January 1990.
Chandigarh and its villages are an extension of the Malwa region of Punjab, and its communities are part of the bio-cultural structure of non-western India. Traits conspicuous for Chandigarh are higher levels of consumption, alcoholism and non-vegetarianism, and linguistic heterogeneity.
With economic growth much occupational diversification is reported among communities and there is a larger spread of development benefits as perceived by them.
This study would serve as a useful reference tool for all those involved in development activities as well as anthropologist, sociologists and social historians.