Shanti Nagar : the effects of urbanization in a village in north India. 1, Social organization. Anthropological papers of the AMNH ; v. 53, pt. 1

Supplemental Materials
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
New York : American Museum of Natural History
"In the year 1958 to 1959, Shanti Nagar was a traditional Indian village in the initial stages of response to strong urban influences then emanating from Delhi, a city that was experiencing rapid modernization and westernization. The present report describes and analyzes the social organization of Shanti Nagar, emphasizing those changes that were apparently effects of urbanization. Because the village represented at the same time a traditional village and one in the initial stages of modernization, both aspects of village life are described. The village was not overwhelmed by urban influences. It was a well-integrated social unit whose people had the capacity to adopt selectively those innovations considered to be useful and to reject those perceived as disruptive even when the latter were buttressed by the force of law. Change was greater in some aspects of village life, such as economic relationships and education, than in others, such as religion and family life"--P. 11.
254 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 246-249) and index.