Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2016)
Regionalism in Indian scenario
Author(s): Dr. Neelam Kant, Awdhesh Kumar
Abstract: The term region is difficult to define. It is understood in different contexts. However, it has been generally defined as “a homogeneous area with physical and cultural characteristics distinct those of neighboring areas”. A region is generally conceived as a permanent and definite area but it is a contextual and dynamic concept. The concept of region varies according to criteria chosen for its demarcation. Regions are defined on the basis of different criteria such as economic development, geography etc. before Christallar, the regional analyst; defined regions as natural systems created by topographical features. But Christallar defined them in terms of social relationships and organizational principles. Skinner extended the regional analysis to social and cultural phenomena. On the basis of physical characteristics of the land such as land forms, climate, soil vegetation etc. We get a physical geo-graphic region. When economic levels are considered as criteria, we arrive at economic regions. A person becomes partial toward his region and don’t think about country.