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Changing socialization patterns among South Indian migrants in Patna: A Case study of New Capital Circle, PMC Area


Explore –Journal of Research

                                    Peer Reviewed Journal

     ISSN 2278–0297 (Print)

                                                                                                ISSN 2278–6414 (Online)

                Vol. XIV No. 2, 2022

© Patna Women’s College, Patna, India


Changing socialization patterns among South Indian migrants in Patna: A Case study of New Capital Circle, PMC Area

• Anna Emiliya Fernandes • Sister M. Rashmi A.C.

Received                   : December 2021

Accepted                   :  January 2022

Corresponding Author   : Anna Emiliya Fernandes

Abstract : Socializing means broadly transforming an individual into a social being, by gradually instilling different thought process and feelings, followed by action. Socialization is a complex process that supports the idea of social learning. It is an interactive communication practice that involves both individual development and personal influences, namely personal reception and interpretation of all social messages. Besides dynamics and content of social influences are also vital components of socialization.
India is a country of diverse culture and community. From North to South and across its east-west belt, it is endowed with multi-cultural communities like Paharis, Rajasthanis, Gujaratis, Punjabis, Parsis, South Indians, Bengalis, etc. Out of these, the South Indian Community is one among the largest group. The members of this community are the native of 5 states of South India – Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and the Union territory of Puducherry, occupying nearly 19% of the total geographical area of India, holding nearly 16% of total population of the country.Migration is an old human practice with new changing pattern. Migration is a continuous process occurring over every geographical setting. However, the scale, type and implications

of migration differ greatly between individuals and societies. People have migrated to different places in search of better jobs, educational attainment, livelihood, medical facilities and so on. Migration of South Indians to Bihar is not a very ancient phenomenon. Their migration to Patna was initially associated with education and health care but with the change in time they are engaged in different sectors such as banking, hotels, industries and corporate field.
The present study is aimed to (i) observe the socio-cultural patterns of the South Indian Migrants of Patna in General; (ii) find out the level of intermixing and adaptability of the Population under review amid the present geographical surrounding; (iii) examine the changing pattern of socialization among the south Indian Migrants in the New Capital Circle of the PMC Area. The study is primarily based on the analysis of primary data generated through field survey covering 110 samples.

Keywords : Socialization, Migrants, Social geography, South Indian community.

Anna Emiliya Fernandes
Research Scholar, Department of Geography Patna University, Patna, Bihar, India
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Sister M. Rashmi A.C.
Patna Women’s College (Autonomous), Patna University, Patna, Bihar, India E-mail :