The demographic behaviour of scheduled caste and nomadic tribes in relation to varying cultural norms in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Geeta Hiranwar
Vandana Pathak, College for Women, Nagpur
Shobha Solanki, College for Women, Nagpur
Deepali G. Chahande, L A D College for Women

It is believed that cultural norms are usually stable and can be treated as fixed over time. Cultural traits range from identification markers used by communities to distinguish themselves, to social and cultural differentiators (such as caste and occupation) and include marriage rules, symbols and pavements, rules of inheritance and succession, birth rituals, death and mechanisms of social control. Cultural norms are “rules of the game”. These members of a group cannot live in isolation. As a result of an interaction in the society, their cultural norms are in the state of transition. This paper would be an attempt to study the transforming an assimilation cultural norms of Scheduled caste and nomadic tribe in relation to demographic behavior. The study will be based on purposive sample of 75 respondents of each category. The hypothesis is that fertility rate is more in nomadic tribe compare to scheduled caste. Conclusions will be drawn in the light of analyzed data.

Presented in Poster Session 3