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Sociology of India

Sociology of India

  • Abhijit Kundu - Faculty, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi
  • Nupurnima Yadav - Faculty, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi
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July 2021 | 368 pages | SAGE Texts
This new textbook traces the evolution and development of sociology as a field of study in India and enumertes the key sociological aspects of the Indian society. 

This new textbook enumerates a sociological perspective by tracing the development and rise of sociology as a subject in India.  

Through an organized thematic understanding of the sociological aspects of Indian society, this textbook aims at analysing the continuity between the past and the present. It also brings into light the new challenges and concepts gaining ground for a fresh appraisal of the Indian society. The book refers extensively to research works beyond the disciplinary boundary of sociology to help develop a lucid yet critical understanding of a multifaceted society.

Fulfilling the core requirements of UGC CBCS guidelines for undergraduate students of sociology, the book will prove to be a useful companion for students of political science, history and social work, and civil service aspirants. 

Key Features:

• Accessible approach to topics—providing conceptual clarity, without diluting the analytical thrust

• Provides a holistic understanding of each topic, covering information on major works on each theme  

• Content resourced on the most updated references on Indian sociology

• Each chapter aided by insightful pedagogical features such as learning outcomes, key terms, glossary and points for classroom discussion 
SECTION A: Sociology and Social Anthropology: Development and Approaches
Development of Sociology and Social Anthropology in India
Approaches: Colonialist Construction, Nationalist Discourse and Subaltern Critique
For a Sociology of India: Indological and Ethnographic Approaches
Ideas of India: Gandhi and Ambedkar
SECTION B: Social Structure and Social Institutions
Castes and Classes in Modern India
Religion and Tribes in India: Questions of Identity
Family, Marriage and Kinship: Changing Contours
SECTION C: Rural and Urban Worlds
Panchayat Raj and Rural Development
Urbanization, Urban Social Transformation and the Right to the City
SECTION D: Social Change
Sanskritization, Westernization and Modernization
Industrialism to Globalization and the Role of Media
SECTION E: Social Movements, Resistance and Nation Building
Peasant Movement and Middle-class Phenomenon
Dalit Movement
Women’s Movement
Ethnic Movements
SECTION F: Social Challenges
Population, Poverty and Illiteracy
Child Labour, Delinquency and Social Disorganization
Violence against Women and Children
SECTION G: Challenges to Civilization and Society
Nationalism and Citizenship
Communalism and Secularism

Abhijit Kundu

Abhijit Kundu is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi. His doctoral work is on cinema and gender studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His areas of interest are sociology of contemporary India and sociological theories and methods. Prof. Kundu has been a guest faculty at Aarhus University, Denmark, as part of a European Union-funded project of Contemporary India Study Centre Aarhus, and has acted as a resource person in the state-level orientation programme on methodology and choice-based credit system syllabus of a number of Indian universities. He has been... More About Author

Nupurnima Yadav

Nupurnima Yadav did her PhD from the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Sri Venkateswara College. She has also undertaken various research projects with UNICEF and Delhi government. Her publications include, Creative Destruction and Enterprising Economy, in the (eds) Crisis of Social Transformation in India (2015), Fearsome Goddess Seetala and Faithful Communities published in  Nidan: International Journal for the Study of Hinduism. More About Author

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ISBN: 9789353887650