POPULATION IN GEOGRAPHY: CONTEMPORARY RELEVANCE IN THE INDIAN CONTEXT
Author: CHATTOPADHYAY, APARAJITA
Source: Indian Geography in the 21st Century: The Young Geographers Agenda, 1 January 2009 , pp. 259-270(12)
Abstract:Population geography in India is in its infancy. To excel in this field one needs to know the variety of aspects dealing with population and geography in totality. Geographers in India, in general, are mostly concerned with spatial description. Majority of them fail to think that geography is not a simple account of variability, it is a more rich and complex subject that demands explanation and innovative methodologies for understanding the human behaviour over space. Perhaps geographers are failing to appreciate the multidimensional aspects of this unique science and hence they are struggling. Understanding population dynamics is the base in population geography. Unfortunately, population geographers are failing to excel for their paucity in comprehensive training in methodology and research techniques, dearth of in-depth knowledge in geography as a whole and population science/demography in particular.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2009-01-01
- Indian Geography in the 21st Century: The Young Geographers Agenda
This book, primarily a collection of statements on action agenda to be pursued in geography in India, consists of nineteen chapters exclusively authored by the young geographers. It is organised into five parts: Part I provides "The Contextual Orientation", Part II contemplates on "Reshaping Geography Education", Part III explores "Resurrecting Physical Geography", Part IV looks at "Retrieving Human Geography", and Part V: "The Summum Bonum" attempts to garland the emerging thoughts. The book seeks to provide a peep into the future Indian Geography and serve professional geographers, researchers, teachers and students alike.
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