Modern Geography and its Meaning for India

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Modern geography has changed in its orientation from deterministic frame to environment-society concerns. Of course the contents of geography is varied, vas and voluminous, still its contributions are not used in the service of society and the nation to the level of expectation. The other dilemma emerged was the two separate divisions of geography, physical and human. Additionally, the complexity of human geography has not been taken seriously. These issues provide intellectual challenge before the parishioners of geography that should play a stronger role in making India modern. The micro specialism should also shift to unification. Since more factors work through society, determinism has no relevance. Of course, geography started under imperial cover, it should now turn to serve the cause of global concern. The orientation should be in accordance with the changing scenario of modern India.
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