The book highlights the nature and features of Indian society and the
changes that have taken place in various social institutions during
different historical phases.
This is comprehensive book and covers subjects widely prescribed in the
syllabi of various Indian Universities at the undergraduate and
postgraduate levels in Sociology. The topics covered include Indian
Society, Indian Society and Culture, Indian Society and Social Institutions,
Social Change in India and Indian Social Institutions, and Contemporary
Indian Society and Culture.
While the subject has been presented in an analytical style with central,
side and running headings, integral and holistic view has been adopted in
matters having different opinions. The language is easy and free of
technical jargon as far as possible. At the end of each chapter, questions of
University examinations have been given to help the students for
preparing well for the examination. This ideal textbook will prove most
useful to the students and teachers of Sociology as well as policymakers
and common readers.
Rajendra Kumar Sharma is M.A., M-Phil., Ph.D, U.G.C. Research Fellow,
Punjab University, Chandigarh (1985-1988), and has worked on I.C.S.S.R.
Sponsored Project (1987)óíOverseas Indian Entrepreneurs in Kenyaí He is
LMI: Indian Sociological Society, Uttar Pradesh Samaj Shastra Parishad,
Indian Research Association, U.P. Darshan Parishad. He is author of dozens
of papers and books on Sociology both in Hindi and English. Dr. Sharma
has utilised his experience of teaching Sociology to postgraduate and
undergraduate students for writing ideal textbooks on almost all the
papers taught in this subject at the Indian Universities. He taught at N.A.S.
PG. College, Meerut (1987-1991). At present he is Lecturer at N.R.E.C. (P.G.)
College, Ch. Charan Singh University.
This book covers the following papers presented at Undergraduate and Post
Graduate levels in Sociology in Indian Universities :
Indian Society, Indian Society and Culture, Indian Society and Social
Institutions, Social Change in India, Indian Social Institutions and Contemporary
Indian Society and Culture.
Based on latest published material the book includes latest data on every
subject. While the subject has been presented in an analytical style with central,
side and running headings, integral and holistic view has been adopted, in matters
having different opinions. The language is easy and free of technical jargon as far
as possible. At the end of each chapter, questions actually asked at University
examinations have been given for preparation for examination. Thus, the author
has tried to present an ideal textbook on the subject.
Starting with characteristics of Indian Society, the book deals with Hindu,
Muslim, Christian, Rural, Tribal and Urban social systems and institutions. It
describes major Religious Groups in India. After summarization of social changes
in India it discusses various trends in contemporary social changes such as
Industrialization, Urbanization, Labour Problems, Secularization, Tradition and
Modernity, Sanskritization, Westernization, Modernization, Politicization and
Democratisation. In the end, it points out need and methods of realisation of
national and emotional integration in India.
Thus, the author has tried to solve the student's problems of what, how and
why about the subject. However, suggestions for improvement are most cordially
invited for further improvement.
**Contents and Sample Pages**
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