SOCIAL AREA ANALYSIS OF BARBER AND CHANGES: A MICRO LEVEL STUDY OF BOLPUR TOWN, WEST BENGAL, INDIA

Abstract

Author(s): Tapas PAL

India is a vivid experienced country about social stratification and differentiation. Since the Empire of Ballal Sen (king of Gour during middle of 12 th century AD) this discrepancies was generated in Bengal’s society and originated like – Brahmin, Khatrio, Baishya, Sudrah. Barber was a specific untouchable backward community of sudrah- society. Usually barbers belong to a heredity caste or clan and a reflector of purifying and cleaning of our blue planet’s society. Due to untouchable they are not engaged in other jobs without their own saloon work and ultimately their economic, educational and social backbone cannot witness with significant developmental scenario till today in most part of our country. But with the adaptation of modernization and globalization, the saloon work and barber’s social life has been changing. The present paper highlights such a group of barbers’ people who are engaged in saloon work in Bolpur town depicting the social area, economic status, behavioral analysis, changing scenario of the location, problems related to their working life and the needs of their life with changing society.

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