Research Paper

Theory of Adaptive Change (TAC): Understanding Origin of Agricultural Lifestyle in North-Western India

Authors: Amrita Sarkar & Sonika Kulkarni

Year: 2017, Volume: 8, Page/Article: 1, DOI:

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North-western India is now emerging as one of those places where the transition(s) from hunting gathering to farming occurred indigenously, so it is feasible to observe the processual change within the region as a whole. This transformation which represents a profound social change is generally attributed to traditional climate forcing model leading to a collapse of foraging economies. This paper discusses that the origin of agricultural lifestyle in north-western India did not happen only because of the collapse of the foraging economies due to climatic factor but also because of the resilient cultural system they had.