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Community in Flux: Study of Patni in Cachar District of Assam

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Sociology, School of Social Sciences, Assam University, Silchar, Assam, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 1, Issue (3), Pages 41-44, November,14 (2012)


Purpose of this research paper is to examine social as well as health status of Patni community of Cachar District of Assam. Patni in Cachar Districtof Assam is beset with myth, folk and other construction. Patni is a migrated community, who are having long tradition of poverty, illiteracy, ill health and backwardness. Contemporary Patni society in Cachar District of Assam is characterized by poor socio-economic condition as well as poor health status. Genesis of their poor geo-political, socio-economic Vis-a Vis health condition is social discrimination throughout generations. This paper highlights Patnis social, educational and cultural backwardness which reflect their poor health.


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