Friday, July 21, 2017
Peasants and urbanization
Following essay is a dedication note to the people who live along and close to kelani vally railway path
I have no idea of the total peasant population (existing) of the world. all i know is that compared to last decade or so total number of peasant societies are lessen and total number of urban communities increased.
The peasants do not want exist as peasants anymore?
peasants compared to urban people do not get the acceptance (with regard to various reasons; social, cultural, political or otherwise) from the world?
because there is no visible peasantization other than urbanization?
modern concepts of urbanization has erased the original peasants from world map?
or else peasants are geographically and gradually moving out of their original peasant segments to the urban areas knowing that they can't exist within villages unless they moved to cities?
traditional peasant societies thanks to urbanization or development changed into an urban societies?
if you miss peasants there is plenty of drawings of artists who always prefer to draw / create peasant societies on their canvases.
I remember reading Peasants in Sri Lanka, i cannot remember the author though, i beg your pardon for not remembering the name of the author. paddy cultivation or vegetable cultivation, cattle farming to factorization. is that what you called 'globalization'?
Do you find peasants in Urban cities?
do you see any urban men and women looking for original or traditional peasant societies (geographically and socially and culturally) to resettle?
But do they (those who seeking for peasant societies) prefer traditional administration systems?
do they still prefer rate mahaththayaya or gammuladeny to govern / admin their villages?
if you see no such admin systems in a society , can you call it 'peasant society'?
peasants is a decaying term, vanishing term and you would see it only in a glossary or in books like eda heladiwa not in real world in about five or more years time.
perhaps, the students who study humanities or subjects such as history , languages may learn about peasants and atleast when they study 'urban development' , urbanization.
Is urbanization an essential thing in the modern world we live?
is it possible to 'protect original peasant structures (cultural and social specifically) even during applying urban mechanisms in geographical segments so far not embraced total urban packages.
what is the reason that some prefer to live in cities not in villages?
Is it the current transport facilities?
Cost of living?
is it because you can save a lot of money that you spend for transportation , if you plan to live in urban areas?
Is 'train' a solution for increasing travel costs per person in a country?
why some refuse to travel by bus and prefer trains?
is high traffic jams in urban cities support people (both urban, semi urban, village) or motivate people to use Train as their time saving' friend bus as friend in an emergency situations'?
This essay is to be continued ..............