CONTENTS:- 1. The foundation of socio-economic structure. 2. Social organisation. 3. Marriage and position of women. 4. Religious conditions. 5. Socio-religious reform movements. 6. Education. 7. Agrarian system: agriculture, horticulture, irrigation and allied activities. 8. Industries, handicrafts and arts. 9. Means of transport and communications, trade and commerce. 10. General prosperity. 11. Conclusion. 12. Appendix. 13. Bibliography. 14. Index.
The work gives replies to a number of questions like what was the British attitude in influencing the social and economic policies of Jammu government? Who were the prominent social reformers in Jammu region? To what extent was the formation of Arya Samaj in Jammu region a logical culmination or reversal of factors that aroused Hindu consciousness in Jammu? How did the development of the railways and roads helped to give impetus to the trade? What were the factors responsible for the slow progress of socio-economic change in Jammu region? And to what extent was the Maharaja Hari Singh’s rule responsible for the better development of Jammu region in comparison with the Kashmir or Ladakh region of the Jammu and Kashmir State? The author develops all the above said and other related socio-economic aspects prevailing in the Jammu region of the J&K State in details with a critical study based on primary and secondary sources available to him with his entire satisfaction.