Dispersed villages in India

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In dispersed type of villages the farmers and others live separately on their respective farms. The dwellings of the people are scattered according to the farm places owned or cultivated by every farmer.

Six to eleven houses constitute a little village

Dispersed villages are found on the Western Ghats of India, in State Kerala, Karnataka state and Maharasthra states. In Karnataka state in Malnad places such as Shimoga district, Chikmagalur and Kodagu, farms and estates are normally scattered. There, often six to eleven houses constitute a little village.

People are scattered over the area their common social life may assume different forms.

In dispersed small villages, the dwelling houses are connected with the country services road. Adjacent to the dwelling houses, the farmer keeps his live stock and farm equipments. In this type of village families are generally isolated. The people are forced to find services such as business markets, shop stores, school and other hostels, health care centres and such other things in the side towns. Since people are scattered over the area their common social life may assume different forms. The dispersed villages are such this one often finds it difficult to make out where one village ends and where another starts.

Every family has to do it by itself

The people of that dispersed villages, have their own difficulty in defending their normal interests opposite odds or external dangers. Every family has to do it by itself. The nucleated village in that respect has a good advantage for it can defend its common interests collectively. The problem of self -defence of the dispersed villages has made few communities such as Nayars of Malabar and Coorgs of Kodagu to grow into martial races.

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