"Identity Crisis in Rural Peasant: A Study of Villages Around Aurangabad City"
India is changing with extraordinary pace. Post 1991 period is transformation period for India. In those years India has witnessed drastic changes in several areas. With rapid urbanization, economic growth, rural development and globalization there is marked structural changes in cities and villages India. Some cities have extended their size and there are demographic,physical, economic,technological and environmental imbalances within such mega cities. A big city is an oasis for rural poverty. People from rural area attracted towards cities. The cities are influenced. There is structural transformation in villages. An understanding of the nature of functional relationship between the villages and cities is necessary villages which are near or around cities have been changed and changing rapidly. In this changing scenario culture, values and whole picture is changing. The characteristic of village are missing in terms of traditions, ritual, type of family,primary relationship, and the living standard etc. Unique culture of rural urban societies is being created. This specific study it is attempt to find out what fundamental changes has been found in the villages around big city. The study has been to analyze following objectives.
1. To find out economical changes among the villages surrounded by cities.
2. To analyze the social changes in the rural peasant in influence of city environment.
3. To study 'Identity Crisis' among villagers in post lPG period.
A survey has been conducted in the four villages closed to Aurangabad city in the state of Maharashtra. These villages are Chikalthana,Shendra, Waluj and Chitepimpalgaon. Twenty five families from each village have been selected by prurposive Random Sampling method. Interview method is used for data collection.