Aping the ‘Awful’? Recent Trends in India’s North–South Sociocultural Divide



India’s enormously diverse sociocultural landscape has fed into her perennial quest for the core common characteristics eloquent, purportedly, of the country’s unity or a sort of essence. The caste system has been serving for long as one such unifying category in much of the Indian social science discourse and sociological theorising.


Fertility Decline Caste System Demographic Behaviour Social Ideology Marriage Squeeze 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Population Research CentreGokhale Institute of Politics and EconomicsPuneIndia

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