Something of The Book

PDF EPUB Library of e-Books

Village Life in South India

Village Life in South India

Author: Alan R. Beals

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351299909

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

View: 825

Download BOOK »
The traditional South Indian village pictures the entire universe as an entity in which all living things and human beings play a necessary and effective role. The stability of this worldview is based on a close relationship among human beings, grain crops, and cattle, which has permitted the continuous exploitation of agricultural lands over several centuries. Taken as a whole, the life of South Indian villagers represents a subtle and complicated adaptation to complex and variable environmental circumstances. It now faces the challenge of adjusting to modernization.After a fascinating description of the traditional South Indian worldview, Alan R. Beals describes the settlement patterns and social structures that characterize village life, the agricultural technology and ecology, and the techniques of population regulation that have traditionally operated to maintain appropriate man-to-land ratios. He then explains the relationships among villages, including marriage and economic exchanges, and the omnipresent influence of hierarchies of caste and social ranking.Over the past 2,000 years, South Indian civilization has undergone constant change and modification. Empires have risen and fallen, famine and plague have swept the land, and cities have been built and forgotten. But through all these years of change, the traditional South Indian village has maintained its basic character, adjusting to a variety of environments and countless conquests, yet always adhering to a single basic pattern of life. Village Life in South India, originally published in 1974, provides the reader not only with a still-valid description of a particular and distinctive way of life, but also with an explanation of how life is explained in ecological theory.

Village On Sale

Village On Sale

Author: M.M. Chandra

Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9789389807516

Category: Fiction

Page: 166

View: 669

Download BOOK »
This novel is the story of that Indian village which gets sacrificed on the altars of modern development. After that this succession grew fast and this slogan of 'Village On Sale' kept coming repeatedly from one state or the other. This trend still continues even today. This slogan has become a bad stain on the democratic image of our country. Why did one of our country's village need to pick up this slogan post independence, you will come to understand only after reading this novel. How much justice has been done to this novel…only reader can decide about it.

Ancestral Genealogies in Modern China

Ancestral Genealogies in Modern China

Author: Masahisa Segawa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000485752

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

View: 457

Download BOOK »
This book explores the remarkable phenomenon of Chinese lineages – groups of people connected through patrilineal kinship ties, which have existed for centuries in China and which are currently undergoing significant revival after being suppressed in many parts of China during the cultural revolution period. The book considers how lineages and the associated networks and membership associations have developed, surveys how lineages have been studied by anthropologists and others over time in different ways, and discusses the important social functions of lineages in contemporary Hong Kong and mainland China.

The Story of a Sun Village

The Story of a Sun Village

Author: Çetin Göksu

Publisher: Cosmo Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781949872194

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

View: 407

Download BOOK »
Güneş, Gök, Doğa, Su and Ay, a group of five young graduates fresh out of university, who have reunited in their out-of-the-way Anatolian village high in the Caucuses, set out on an adventure that will change not only their lives but that of their rural community, for ever. On a journey that takes them into the remote forests and mountains above their quiet Anatolian home, they confront many challenges and quite a few scary moments before finally arriving at the Mysterious Garden of the Sun. While there, they meet some extraordinary characters who teach them about all about a lost civilisation that enables people to live in harmony with nature and the ancient Anatolian philosophy of the sun… a way of life that their country has virtually forgotten…

Marriage, Gender, and Sex in a Contemporary Chinese Village

Marriage, Gender, and Sex in a Contemporary Chinese Village

Author: Xinbang Ruan

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765612534

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

View: 544

Download BOOK »
This book explores changing concepts of marriage and gender relationships and attitudes toward sex in a rural Chinese community over the past five decades. The book is based on a study of an industrialized peasant village in Guangdong Province from 1994 to 1996 and subsequent visits from 2000 to 2002. According to the authors, the rural economic reforms of the 1980s in southern China have challenged and reinforced the deep structure of Chinese familism and this has lead to tensions between tradition and modernity. The first section of the book explores how attitudes toward marriage and courtship have changed over the past fifty years through personal accounts of three different marriages from different generations. In Part II, the transition from a traditional to a modern society is discussed from the perspective of several women from different generations. The third section focuses on sexual relationships and the growing sex trade in the village. Part IV includes updates to the original survey and takes a look at village politics.

The Anatomy of the Village

The Anatomy of the Village

Author: Thomas Sharp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134472529

Category: Architecture

Page: 72

View: 545

Download BOOK »
Thomas Sharp was a key figure in mid-C20 British planning whose renown stems from two periods in his career. First, he came to attention as a polemical writer in the 1930s on planning issues, including as a virulent opponent of garden cities. His prose tempered over time and this phase perhaps culminated in Town Planning, first published in 1940 and reputed to have sold over 250,000 copies. Subsequently the plans he produced for historic towns in the1940s, such as Oxford, were very well known and were influential in developing ideas of townscape. Started as an official manual on village planning, The Anatomy of the Village followed on from the Scott Report, for which Sharp had been one of the Secretaries. When the Ministry decided not to proceed with the publication, Sharp himself published in it 1946. It became one of Sharp's best known works, with lucid prose and generous illustration by photograph and beautiful line-drawings of village plans. The aim of The Anatomy of the Village was to set out the main principles of village planning, especially in relation to physical design. Anatomy became a key text in thinking about villages in the post-war period; a period when there was great concern that settlements should develop in more sensitive ways than inter-war ribbon and suburban development patterns. The problems of poor quality development, unrelated to settlement form, was to continue to stimulate books such as Lionel Brett’s Landscape in Distress and campaigns from the Architectural Review. Reading the text today it still has much to offer: while some of its assumptions about the level of services a village might support clearly belong to another era, its beautiful and simple typological analyses of village form continue to be of relevance.

National Geographic Reader: Living in the World: Cultural Themes for Writers

National Geographic Reader: Living in the World: Cultural Themes for Writers

Author: National Geographic Learning

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285605791

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 445

Download BOOK »
Bring your learning to life with compelling images, media and text from National Geographic. LIVING IN THE WORLD: CULTURAL THEMES FOR WRITERS will help you develop a clearer understanding of the world around you through engaging content. The 24 articles gathered in this cross-cultural multi-themed reader offer an exceptionally direct approach to issues surrounding identity and culture around the world. As the National Geographic Society's writers and photographers investigate the physical and cultural characteristics of specific locations throughout the world, they put faces on forces of assimilation, diversification, and make the multifarious realities of globalization palpable and concrete. Introducing readers to people and customs that may seem foreign, they shed new light on familiar American themes as well. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Change in the Village

Change in the Village

Author: (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783752424010

Category: Fiction

Page: 156

View: 817

Download BOOK »
Reproduction of the original: Change in the Village by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt