Ethnicity In Urban Context: The Gujaratis In Madras City

By: Leila Narayanan

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This book raise a number of issues both theoretical as well as specific, influencing interaction between different ethnic groups. It examines prevailing theories of acculturation and assimilation in the context of internal migration in India. The study focuses on the Gujaratis who have migrated to Tamil Nadu. A judicious combination of qualitative and quantitative methods highlights the internal differentiations among the Gujaratis based on religion, time of migration and region of origin. The findings on the varied levels of ethnicity are relevant to the understanding of other migrant groups in different parts of the country. This book examines the consequences of the acceptance of ethnic pluralism by the Indian Constitution. An in-depth analysis of cultural change and continuity has been made and the use of the network approach has led to an understanding of the extent of integration which the Gujaratis have attained with the host society. It is hoped that the factors identified as contributing to inter-group interaction leading to social integration would be useful in the area of planning. The findings reveal how even interpersonal contacts do not lead to the breakdown of group boundaries. The work emphasises the need of ethnic relations focussing on cases of conflict and co-operation as the stakes for a unified society are high. Printed Pages: 216.

Title: Ethnicity In Urban Context: The Gujaratis In Madras City

Author Name: Leila Narayanan

Categories: India, Development,

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 1989

ISBN: 8170330718

ISBN 13: 9788170330714

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 702039

Keywords: Ethnicity In Urban Context: The Gujaratis In Madras City Leila Narayanan