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Identity Crisis in Rural Peasant: A Study of Villages around Aurangabad City of Maharashtra State, India

1Department of Sociology, Deogiri College, Aurangabad, India

American Journal of Rural Development. 2017, 5(1), 1-4
doi: 10.12691/ajrd-5-1-1
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Dilip R Khairnar. Identity Crisis in Rural Peasant: A Study of Villages around Aurangabad City of Maharashtra State, India. American Journal of Rural Development. 2017; 5(1):1-4. doi: 10.12691/ajrd-5-1-1.

Correspondence to: Dilip  R Khairnar, Department of Sociology, Deogiri College, Aurangabad, India. Email:


Industrialization is the changing factor for rural and urban region of India. Due to rapid urbanization, economic growth, rural development and globalization, marked structural changes in cities and villages in India are observed. Due to extension of some cities in size, that results in demographic, physical, economic, technological and environmental imbalances. This specific study is an attempt to find out the fundamental changes in the villages around the city. The study has been conducted in Marathwada region of Maharashtra state to analyze economical changes among the villages near the industrialized Aurangabad. This was also extended to the social changes in the rural peasant along with the city environment. We also analyzed the ‘Identity Crisis among villagers in post LPG period.



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