A Cultural Ecological Appraisal of Refugee Resettlement in Independent India

  • A. B. Mukerji
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The author discusses four groups of refugees settling in India after the 1947 Partition: Bengalis, Punjabis, Tibetans and Ceylonese Tamils. These groups differed in the time and conditions of entry, size of migration waves and the strategy adopted for adjustment. Government intervention was not always helpful. Resettlement of refugees and their adjustment is conceptualized here by a model which involves six elements: origin, initial reservoir, dispersion pattern, location, environment and development level.


Ecological Context Cultivable Land Tribal Population Tribal Group Ecological Setting 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. B. Mukerji
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  1. 1.Department of GeographyPunjab UniversityChandigarhIndia

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