Bihar : Land People and Economy




This book has been written for the students, research scholars and others who seek detailed information about the land, people and economy of the state of Bihar. The book consists of three broad aspects. The first aspect deals with physical features with special reference to physiography, drainage system and flood prone areas. The second aspect concerns the landuse, agriculture, livestock, industry and prospects of tourism. The third aspect analyses the transport network, evolution of settlement and human resources.

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Dr. V.N.P. Sinha is Emeritus Fellow in the Department of Geography, Patna University, Patna. He has a long teaching and research experience of Patna University, University of Cape Coast, Ghana, University of Nairobi, Kenya and Nalanda Open University, Patna. He has written several books and research papers and supervised about three dozen doctoral dissertations.

Dr. M. Nazim is Associate Professor of Geography, Patna College, Patna University, Patna. He is specialised in Remote sensing and GIS. He has written several research papers and supervised several doctoral dissertations.

Dr. P. Firoz Ahmad is involved in engaging classes as Guest Faculty in different institutions of higher learning and has written several research papers. Presently, he has developed interest in analysing the role of mass media communication in solving the problems of natural hazards and disaster.

About the Author

Narendra Nath Bhattacharyya, M.Sc., Ph.D. is former Professor and Head of the Department of Geography, Gauhati University. He is closely associated with several professional societies in Assam and North East India. Besides numerous research papers in leading professional journals, his recent publications include Biogeography, North East India, Manipur, Meghalaya and West Bengal.


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