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Changing Patterns of Sex Ratio of the Agro-Climatic Zones of India

Mun Mun Roy, Sampark, 2010, xii, 84 p, ISBN : 9788177680577, $0.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Changing Patterns of Sex Ratio of the Agro-Climatic Zones of India

Contents: Acknowledgement. 1. Introduction. 2. Changing patterns of sex ratio in the agro climatic zones of India. 3. Factors behind the changing patterns of sex ratio in the agro climatic ones of India. 4. Conclusion and recommendations. Bibliography.

Changing Patterns of Sex Ratio of the Agro-Climatic Zones of India is the outcome of Mun Mun Roy’s M.Phil research done at the Department of Geography, Calcutta University. This book will help to know the changing patterns of sex ratio of agro climatic zones of India in detail.

It has been written in simple, lucid, clear and modern style so that the readers can know changing patterns of sex ratio as a whole and its problems and future ahead. Ample use of tables and diagrams has been made. This has made the subject matter more interesting, picturesque and easy to learn.

In the study 14 districts have been selected for representing each of the agro climatic regions with their own distinct geophysical features specific crop production patterns. They period chosen for the study is 1961-2001 and the study has been based on secondary data i.e. relevant data collected for five decennial population censuses held in 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991 and 2001. The secondary data from Census Reports are collected on general sex ratio; child sex ratio female literacy and work participation rate of female main workers.

The entire book is divided into four chapters. The first chapter is an introductory chapter. Changing patterns of sex ratio in the agro climatic zones of India are discussed in the second chapter. The third chapter discusses the factors behind the changing patterns of sex ratio in the agro climatic zones of India. The last chapter presents the conclusion.

Selected references have been made at the end of each chapter, which authenticates the subject matter given in the book. This will be of great benefit to those who are interested in digging out more details about the concerned chapter and help any reader to enrich her knowledge of the subject.

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