Economy of Bengal was based on agriculture. The latter was again the gift of her numerous rivers. Distribution of population was, to a large extent, governed by rivers. It was then natural that the decay of the river systems will bring about a change in the existing economic set-up of the country as well as population distribution. The book is a pioneering attempt to study systematically the above facts on the basis of maps and relevant data.
xvi227p., 8 b&w plts., 24 maps, 23 cm
Chapter 1: Geography of the Study Area; Chapter 2: Land Utilisation; Chapter 3: Agriculture and Agricultural Operations; Comparative study of crop pattern: Settlement survey to present period, Crop combination analysis settlement survey to present period; Chapter 4: Population: Growth and distribution; Chapter 5: The Sample Survey; Categories of Land use, Nature of land use changes, Between settlement survey & revisional survey, Between revisional survey & field study, Crop pattern of the sample mauzas; Chapter 6: Discussion; Agricultural statistics and population data of revenue survey, Correlation coefficient between population and availability of amenities, Correlation coefficient between % growth rate of population and availability of amenities, Correlation coefficient between % growth rate of population & TCA.