Population Redistribution And Development In South Asia by Leszek A. Kosinski and K. Maudood Elahi (Eds.)
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|Authors||Leszek A. Kosinski and K. Maudood Elahi (Eds.)|
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Considerable movement of population, both spontaneous and directed, is taking place in many Third World countries. This mobility, which leads to changes in the distribution of population and the patterns of settlements, has recently attracted the attention, not only of scholars, but also of planners and decision-makers who feel obliged to intervene in the process of population redistribution. This collection of essays deals with the changes taking place in five countries in South Asia: Bangladesh, India Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The authors, most of whom come from the region, analyse population trends related to government development policies. They also study problems which may require public intervention in the future. Discussions concern refugee movements (including the recent influx of Afghanis into Pakistan), flood-related mobility, and migration associated with specific development projects and general development processes. The book is based on papers presented at the international Symposium held in Karachi, Pakistan. The meeting was sponsored by the international Geographical Union Commission on Population Geography and financed by the UN Fund for Population Activities. Leszek A. Kosinski, Department of Geography, University of Alberta, Edmonton K. Maudood Elahi, Department of Geography, Jahangirnagar University, Savar