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Census of India, 1971.

Census of India, 1971.

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Published by The Office in [Gangtok .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Housing -- India -- Sikkim -- Statistics.,
  • Industries -- India -- Sikkim -- Statistics.,
  • Sikkim (India) -- Census, 1971.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesSikkim.
    StatementOffice of the Director of Census Operations, Sikkim.
    ContributionsIndia. Director of Census Operations, Sikkim
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22093160M

    The 1971. book was a proliferation of columns concerning occupations in particular. Worse still, castes and tribes were listed as to whether they were 'animist', Christian, Hindu or Mohammedan, with little structure or system beyond the self-representation of the respondents. Not only do the results enable the Government to track developments over a long period with considerable accuracy, but they are essential for setting up the provision of health care, education and employment. The recorded details changed in every census from to and the administrators struggled to comprehend Indian culture.

    The first comprehensive census in the United Kingdom was taken inand since then a 1971. book has been taken every 10 years with the exception of Plowdenthe Commissioner indesignated categories of Brahmans, Rajputs, Castes of Good Social Position, Inferior Castes and Non-Hindus or Aboriginal 1971. book inthe category of "depressed classes" was used; and in the nomenclature became "exterior classes". For example, the census in Bengal suggested that the population was considerably greater than had been believed. Similarly, Hutton noted that a caste which had applied in one province to be called Brahman priestly caste asked in another to be called Rajput warrior caste and there are several instances at this [] census of castes claiming to be Brahman who claimed to be Rajputs ten years ago. It was for this reason that respondents would often claim to be of a socially superior community to that which they actually were. It was conducted in Kerala in by the Communist government under E M S Namboodiripad to assess the social and economic backwardness of various lower castes.

    The information provided for religion was described as "not altogether reliable, the Hindoos being probably over-estimated, the Mahomedans Census of India, and with the exceptions of the 1971. book, the Jews, and the Parsees, the remainder being more or less conjectural. The motto of the census was 'Our Census, Our future'. Matters of culture affected even simple processes such as house numbering, with Bhil people objecting on the grounds of superstition and Burmese people on the grounds of artistry. Administrative background[ edit ] There were historical attempts to enumerate the population in parts of the Indian subcontinent as well as to assess landholdings for revenue purposes, which was then a primary consideration. Individuals appeared as 'con-man', 'pimp', 'prostitute', 'idiot' and 'thief', or however else they might appear or describe themselves. When its contents have been analysed, it will be locked away for a hundred years under guard.


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Census of India, 1971. Download PDF Ebook

Cohn[16] have argued that the censuses of the Raj period significantly influenced the social and spatial demarcations within India that exist today. Plowdenthe Commissioner indesignated categories of Brahmans, Rajputs, Castes of Good 1971.

book Position, Inferior Castes and Non-Hindus or Aboriginal Castes; inthe category of "depressed Census of India was used; and in the nomenclature became "exterior classes".

We need facts to help fight sickness and disease. There is nothing to fear 1971. book completing it. The censuses that came later were much broader Census of India, according to Crispin Bates, "more sophisticated" attempts at social engineering.

Amartya Sen is among those who have been criticised for allegedly failing to appreciate the underlying statistical problems in the published data. Nor were Indians much good at estimating the age of others, making it difficult for census enumerators to assess or correct the information with which they were supplied.

Census returns are essential tools for effective policy, planning and decision-making purposes at both national and local level. As an example of this, inthe Jats and Rajputs were recorded as castes and as tribes, although the category of tribe was not formally adopted until the census.

Rathbone herself was confronted by Rama Rau, an Indian feminist, who said that the British were simply not well-placed to understand Indian culture and that "educated Indian women were working in every province of their country to eradicate social evils and outmoded customs and prejudices, and we refused to accept the assertion that the removal of social evils in Indian society was the responsibility of the British.

The questions and available responses, as well as the statistical and logistical methods, change over time, and the same can be true of geographical boundaries and of population identities, such as race and nationalities.

The ability of people to classify themselves can both reinforce and create classifications with which they identify. She thought Indians incapable of helping themselves and in need of firmer instruction from British authorities, who should enforce change rather than merely encourage it.

Earlier census returns were simply headcounts, but from onwards census forms started to collect personal information, providing a snapshot of the population on a particular night.

Northeast India

Individuals appeared as 'con-man', 'pimp', 'prostitute', 'idiot' and 'thief', or however Census of India they might appear or describe themselves. However, as well as being an administrative tool, a series of censuses can act as a coalescent of the population or at least of parts of it, causing various groups within the whole to form identities in space and over time.

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The political forces may emanate from within the government machine or from interest groups that seek recognition and self-advantage. 1971. book need the facts. The second population enumeration Census of India was conducted between 9 and 28 February Srivastava says that it did not in 1971.

book cover all of the country and that it was asynchronous, being conducted between and after an initial decision to introduce decennial 1971. book from was disrupted by the Rebellion. They relied heavily on elitist strictures through their interpretation of regional literature [d] and on the advice of Brahmins, who subscribed to a traditional but impractical ritual ranking system, known as varna.

Most people in British India did not know their age anyway and the few who did—mostly Brahmins—were often reluctant to divulge the information 1971. book the degree of accuracy that was commonplace in Britain and other Western countries. Huttonwho was Census Commissioner insaid that "tribe was provided to cover the many communities still organised on the basis in whose case the tribe has not become a caste; it was likewise determinate enough, and no attempt was made to define the term race which was generally used so loosely as almost to defy any definition.

The first comprehensive census in the United Kingdom was taken inand since then a census has been taken every 10 years with the exception of Frequently, the enumerators just took what people claimed for granted.

The Raj aimed to gain favour with the elites, whose position would then lead to the idea of Indian nationhood percolating through the remainder of society. They came to recognise that the issues were exacerbated by a misunderstanding, with the populace often being unconvinced that the submitted data was not used at a personal level but rather aggregated for analysis.

However, in order to encourage people to divulge detailed information about themselves truthfully, the census records are closed to the public for years. He says of the claimed objectification of caste that The result was a proliferation of columns concerning occupations in particular.Genre/Form: Census data Census, Additional Physical Format: Online version: India.

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