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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 2)
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Cultural Changes Through Migrantís Encounters with Hosts: A Case-study of Jammu City (J&K, India)

Varsha Kapoor
Corresponding Author:  Varsha Kapoor 

Key words:  Caste, change, cross-culture, interrelationship, language, life-styles,
Vol. 4 , (2): 168-172
Submitted Accepted Published
December 30, 2011 January 25, 2012 March 20, 2012

Many studies have been done on cross-cultural contacts between people of different countries but a country like India which represents the diversity in its each aspect demands for the study of cultural changes that do occur through internal migration. This paper studies the cross-cultural encounters between the local people of Jammu city (Jammu & Kashmir) and the migrant population from the other parts of the country (Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar etc). In the present research, the migration is inter-state migration within country from rural to urban areas. The present study explore tendencies such as push and pull factors for migration, impact of migration on both hosts and migrants, interrelationships among them, and changes that takes place in oneís life through the process of migration. In the Present era Migration has become a common phenomenon having a great impact on cultural lives of both migrants and hosts. There have been situations either of assimilation, acculturation, or conflicts within multicultural settings. As a result something novel is born and acquired and is carried forward. The study reveals that migration is an important source of cultural changes. It is not only migrants that get affected by this process but hosts are equally affected.
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Varsha Kapoor, 2012. Cultural Changes Through Migrantís Encounters with Hosts: A Case-study of Jammu City (J&K, India).  Current Research Journal of Social Sciences, 4(2): 168-172.
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