CONTENTS:- 1. Bio-Demographic Studies: An Introduction. 2. Materials and Methods. 3. Birth Control. 4. Urban and Semi-Urban Population Variation in Fertility and Mortality. 5. Differences Between Kashmiri Pandits and Kashmiri Muslims-Fertility and Mortality. 6. Fertility in Relation to Body Dimension. 7. Inter-Population Comparison of Body Dimensions vis-a-vis Fertility. 8. Summary and Conclusion.
This Book is one of the very few works which has dealt with Bio-Demographic Comparison of Urban & Semi-Urban populations. So far rural, urban differenciation in Bio-Demographic patterns has been mainly engaging the attentions has been mainly engaging the attention of the Anthropologists. Dr. Kanan K, Sadhu has investigated, as to what extent changes in Socio-Religion Economic Status and Physical Environment has been able to diversity the Bio-Demographic Pattern of the Kashmiri population. Apart from making the Comparative Study between the two Religion based communities-Muslims & Pandits, investigations were also attempted to compare the Bio-Demographic patterns of Urban & Semi Urban Kashmiri Populations of Muslims & Pandits. The author has made a significant contribution by demonstrating effect of maternal constitution on their fertility performance and also Relationship of physique of Mother and Sex Ratio of their Children among Kashmiri Pandits and Muslims.