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Reading Habits among the Coffee Planters in Karnataka State: A Study

Library Herald Year : 2014, Volume : 52, Issue : 2 First page : ( 134) Last page : ( 150) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2014.00503.X

Reading Habits among the Coffee Planters in Karnataka State: A Study

Madhu K N Assistant Librarian, Indian Institute of Plantation Management (IIPM), JB Campus, Mallathalli Post, Bangalore-560 056. Email: library@iipmb.edu.in / 6madhu@gmail.com

Abstract This study reveals on research into coffee planters’ reading habits and practice in Karnataka state. The study revealed that reading books for gaining knowledge and enjoy reading while reading. However, some gadgets such as mobile, laptop, gossiping, and T.V. are killing too much time of coffee planters. It is, therefore, suggested that there should be some check on the usage of these resources, so that valuable time of the coffee planters should not get wasted. Instead they may devote more time on reading to enhance their knowledge base in their age of competition. Majority of the coffee planters opined that reading habits can improve through the talk of eminent personalities/guest lectures and the encouragement by family members and through orientation programmes conducted by library professionals.

Keywords Reading habits, Leisure reading, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Coffee Planter, Karnataka,

Madhu K N.

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