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DEMOGRAPHY OF THE PEOPLE OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR

SHAMPA NAG AND M. K. BHASIN (University of Delhi, Delhi, India)

2002 • Pages: 200• Size: 180 × 240 mm • Binding: Hard • ISBN 81-85264-31-7 •

Price: US $ 65/- Rs. 950/-

ANTHROPOMETRY

The relationship between human beings and their environment is always dynamic. The assertion requires a systematic study of the changing relationship between the environment and the demographic, adaptive and anthropological structure of human populations. Here, it needs to be emphasized that anthropodemographic studies of Himalayan region are few, and we should develop an integrated approach for a better understanding of the dynamics of interaction between human beings and their environment. The present study will contribute to an understanding of the ecological, demographic and anthropological aspects of People of Jammu and Kashmir. Needless to state, the integrated perspective is undoubtedly superior to a piecemeal treatment for it offers sound insights into the working of various phenomena. Moreover, it helps us in bridging the gap between demography and anthropology.


CONTENTS

Preface

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION:

  1. Introduction,
  2. Altitude,
  3. Housing Conditions and Amenities,
  4. Demographic and Socio-economic Factors,
  5. Medical Systems,
  6. Anthropological Research inLadakh

CHAPTER 2: GEOGRAPHICAL, CLIMATIC CHARACTERISTICS AND RESOURCES: LADAKH:

  1. Geographical Characteristics,
  2. Climate Characteristics,
  3. Ladakh: Resources

CHAPTER 3: HISTORICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  1. Historical Background,
  2. Administrative Set-up-Ladakh Division,
  3. Composition of Population

CHAPTER 4: PEOPLE AND SOCIETY OF LADAKH:

  1. The People: Ladakh,
  2. Religion,
  3. Occupational Structure,
  4. Social Stratification,
  5. Traditional Economic Alliances,
  6. Agrarian Reforms,
  7. Village Life,
  8. Socio-Cultural Aspects

CHAPTER 5: HUMAN SETTLEMENTS AND AMENITIES:

  1. Introduction,
  2. Ladakhi Settlements,
  3. Amenities Available

CHAPTER 6: ECONOMIC PURSUITS:

  1. Introduction,
  2. Size of Land Holdings,
  3. Methods of Obtaining Land and Taxes,
  4. Agricultural Operations,
  5. Horticulture,
  6. Animal Husbandry,
  7. Trade,
  8. Secondary and Specialised Skills,
  9. Work Force Participation

CHAPTER 7: POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS:

  1. Introduction,
  2. Population Composition,
  3. Sex Ratio,
  4. Age Composition,
  5. Dependency Ratios,
  6. Nuptiality Indicators,
  7. Fertility

CHAPTER 8: DISEASE AND HEALTH CARE:

  1. Introduction,
  2. Disease Incidence and Ecology of Disease in Ladakh,
  3. Health Care Among Ladakhis
  4. Mortality Differentials

CHAPTER 9: CONCLUSION

Appendix

Bibliography

Index

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