Occupational Mobility among the Kaivarttas (Fisherman Community) in a Village Setting
Academic Leadership - Online Journal,
Vol. 21 No. 3 (2020): Vol-21-Issue-3-March-2020
Kaivarttas are one of the major fishing communities of Assam. In the last few decades, the processes like globalization of marketing, liberalization of different policies and privatization of education have changed the life style of the Kaivarttas, not only in an urban area but village too. Now, they are engaged in different areas occupations including government, private and entrepreneurial works. As the occupation is closely interrelated with socio-economic and cultural factors, therefore, it is important to make a study to understand their adoption of new occupation in response to the process of social change. Present study is undertaken into two Kaivartta populated village in Majuli Island to understand the occupational mobility among them. The study shows that most of the villagers have taken up new occupations rather than fishing.