© 1985

Population Redistribution and Development in South Asia

  • Leszek A. Kosiński
  • K. Maudood Elahi

Part of the GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Leszek A. Kosiński, K. Maudood Elahi
    Pages 3-14
  3. Ronald Skeldon
    Pages 37-63
  4. A. W. A. D. G. Abayasekara
    Pages 139-154
  5. R. S. Gunawardena
    Pages 155-168
  6. A. F. M. Kamaluddin
    Pages 221-236
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 237-243

About this book


The mutual relationship between change in population distribution and its determinants and consequences on one hand, and social and economic development on the other, is becoming an increasingly important area of concern for researchers, policy makers and planners alike. During tha last several years the International Geographical Union Commission on Population Geography has devoted much of its attention to this problem and organized a series of international meetings focusing on population redistribution and its ramifications in different parts of the world. During one such meeting, held in 1980 in Karachi, Pakistan, some thirty papers were submitted by participants coming mostly from five countries in South Asia: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The present volume is an outcome of that symposium, but it should not be regarded merely as a report of proceedings; these have been published separately by the Commission. Furthermore, all Pakistani papers were published in their original version in a separate volume edited by M.1. Siddiqi, who coordinated local arrangements for the meeting on behalf of Karachi University. This present volume offers only a selection of the original papers, all substantially edited and thoroughly revised, and brings them together with additionally solicited texts. All original figures have been redrawn and tables and references have been updated and standardized as much as possible.


geography migration mobility population

Editors and affiliations

  • Leszek A. Kosiński
    • 1
  • K. Maudood Elahi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Department of GeographyJahangirnagar UniversitySavar, DhakaBangladesh

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Population Redistribution and Development in South Asia
  • Editors L.A. Kosinski
    K.M. Elahi
  • Series Title GeoJournal Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-1938-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-8845-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-5309-3
  • Series ISSN 0924-5499
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 256
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geography, general
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