Developing the Non-urban Consumer

Welcome to the companion website for Rural Marketing: Developing the Non-urban Consumer, 3e by Sanal Kumar Velayudhan. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the subject covered.

This site offers a robust online environment you can access anytime, anywhere, and features an impressive array of resources to keep you on the cutting edge of your learning experience.

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About the Book

This revised edition comprehensively covers the fundamental aspects of rural marketing with practical examples and cases.

This textbook retains the concept of rural markets and rural marketing and explores the emerging channels such as digitization and ecommerce in rural markets. It includes numerous short cases to illustrate how social and cultural aspects influence rural consumer behaviour. This third edition has five new chapters, and each existing chapter has undergone in-depth revision as per the new curriculum, to add the latest developments and weed out redundant information along with restructuring changes. 

A clear and compelling writing style, cutting-edge learning tools and completely revised chapters make this book an indispensable guide for students and professionals striving to make a career in rural marketing.

Key Features:

  • In-depth discussion on critical issues in rural markets such as socio-economic and the technological environment of rural markets
  • Comprehensive presentation of concepts—from researching rural markets to future of rural markets in the digital world
  • Rich pedagogical features to aid teaching–learning in the classroom—learning objectives, chapter-end summary, case studies, concept review questions, critical thinking questions and much more