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Readings in Indian Sociology

Ten Volume Set
Edited by:
  • Ishwar Modi - President, Indian Sociological Society, Director, India International Institute of Social Sciences, Jaipur

Other Titles in:
Sociology (General)

February 2014 | 3 748 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

Readings in Indian Sociology, a 10-volume series, is a collection of rare and invaluable essays on Indian sociology published over the years in the Sociological Bulletin, the oldest sociology journal in India, published by the Indian Sociological Society (ISS). The various issues of the journal are a treasure trove of the most profound and authentic sociological writings and research, and this series brings to fore some such writings to the notice of the sociological community in India and elsewhere.

The series focuses on Sociological Theory; Untouchability, Sociology of Dalits; Rural Society in India; Sociology of Science and Technology in India; Sociology of Childhood and Youth; Sociology of Health; Sociology of Environment in India; Political Sociology of  India; Cultural Dimensions of Society in India and Pioneers of Sociology in India.

This series, the third by ISS, marks completion of 60 years of the Society. Their earlier series, also published by SAGE India, include Studies in Indian Sociology (2012) and Themes in Indian Sociology (2001–05). 

The volumes in this set include:

Volume I: Towards Sociology of Dalits
Volume edited by Paramjit S Judge
Volume II: Sociological Probings in Rural Society
Volume edited by K L Sharma
Volume III: Sociology of Childhood and Youth
Volume edited by Bula Bhadra
Volume IV: Sociology of Health
Volume edited by Madhu Nagla
Volume V: Contributions to Sociological Theory
Volume edited by Vinay Kumar Srivastava
Volume VI: Sociology of Science and Technology in India
Volume edited by Binay Kumar Pattnaik
Volume VII: Sociology of Environment
Volume edited by Sukant K Chaudhury
Volume VIII: Political Sociology of India
Volume edited by Anand Kumar
Volume IX: Culture and Society
Volume edited by Susan Visvanathan
Volume X: Pioneers of Sociology in India
Volume edited by Ishwar Modi


 
VOLUME I: TOWARDS SOCIOLOGY OF DALITS
 
Series Note
Prakash N Pimpley
Foreword
 
Preface
Paramjit S Judge
Introduction
 
I: STATE OF DALIT STUDIES IN SOCIOLOGY
Vivek Kumar
Situating Dalits in Indian Sociology
T K Oommen
Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and the Nation : Situating G.S. Ghurye
 
II: CASTE, UNTOUCHABILITY AND EXCLUSION
R D Lamber
Untouchability as a Social Problem: Theory and Research
S S Sharma
Untouchability: A Myth or Reality: A Study of Interaction between Scheduled Castes and Brahmins in a Western U. P. Village
Victor S D’Souza
Scheduled Castes and Urbanization in Punjab: An Explanation
Maren Bellwinkel-Schempp
The Khatiks of Kanpur and the Bristle Trade: Towards an Anthropology of Man and Beast
 
III: MAPPING CONFLICT
Linda J Epp
Dalit Struggle, Nude Worship, and the 'Chandragutti Incident'
Venkateswarlu Dollu
Psychological Conflict between Harijans and Upper Middle Class Caste Hindus: A Study in Andhra Pradesh (India)
 
IV: INTERROGATING CHANGE: THEORY AND PRACTICE
Gopal Guru
Reservations and the Sanskritisation of Scheduled Castes: Some Theoretical Aspects
A M Shah
Purity, Impurity, Untouchability: Then and Now
Tulsi Patel
Stigma Goes Backstage: Reservation in Jobs and Education
 
VOLUME II: SOCIOLOGICAL PROBINGS IN RURAL SOCIETY
 
Series Note
Prof Yogendra Singh
Foreword
 
Preface and Acknowledgements
K L Sharma
Introduction
 
I: RURAL SOCIETY AND RURAL-URBAN RELATIONS
A R Desai
Rural Sociology: It’s Need in India
M N Srinivas
Symposium on Rural Urban-Relations: The Industrialization and Urbanization of Rural Areas
N R Sheth
Modernization and the Urban-Rural Gap In India: An Analysis
M S A Rao
‘Fringe’ Society and the Folk-Urban Continuum
K M Kapadia
Rural Family Patterns: A Study In Urban-Rural Relations
 
II: SOCIAL STRATIFICATION IN RURAL INDIA
Victor S D’souza
Measurement of Rigidity - Fluidity Dimension of Social Stratification in Six Indian Villages
Surajit Sinha and Ranjit Bhattacharya
Bhadralok and Chhotolok in a Rural Area of West Bengal
Gaurang Ranjan Sahay
Caste System in Contemporary Rural Bihar: A Study of Selected Villages
K L Sharma
Power Elite in Rural India: Some Questions and Clarifications
K C Panchanadikar and J Panchanadikar
Social Stratification and Institutional Change in a Gujarat Village
 
III: VILLAGE PROFILES
Brij Raj Chauhan
Chokhala - An Intervillage Organization of a Caste in Rajasthan
Tulsi Patel
Modernization and Changing Fertility Behaviour: A Study in a Rajasthan Village
N Sudhakar Rao
Ideology, Power and Resistance in a South Indian Village
Radhika Chopra
Voices from the Earth: Work and Food Production in a Punjabi Village
 
IV: RELIGION AND RITUALS
Ursula Sharma
Public Shrines and Private Interests: The Symbolism of the Village Temple
K N Venkatarayappa
A Study of Customs in Rural Mysore
Gurumurthy K Gowdra
Ritual Circles in a Mysore Village
 
V: SOCIAL CHANGE IN RURAL INDIA
H S Verma
Study of Social Change in Independent Rural India: Critical Issues for Analyses in the Fourth Decade of Independence
K L Sharma
Downward Social Mobility: Some Observations
Pradip Kumar Bose
Dimensions of Agrarian Structure and Change: Issues in Theory
 
VOLUME III: SOCIOLOGY OF CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH
 
Series Note
K L Sharma
Foreword
 
Preface
Bula Bhadra
Introduction
 
I: CHILD AND CHILDHOOD
Vimal P Shah, Tara Patel and William H Sewel
Social Class and Educational Aspirations in an Indian Metropolis
Ehsanul Haq
Education and the Emerging Patterns of Political Orientations: A Sociological Analysis
K S Shukla
Adolescent Thieves and Differential Association
Ashesh Das Gupta
Culture and Fertility: Son Preference and Reproductive Behaviour
L Ladusingh, N Minita Devi and Kh Jitenkumar Singh
Sex Preference and Contraceptive Use in Manipur
T V Sekher and Neelambar Hatti
Disappearing Daughters and Intensification of Gender Bias: Evidence from Two Village Studies in South India
 
II: YOUNG AND YOUTH
Aileen D Ross and Suraj Bandopadhyay
The Attitudes to English and the Use of It by Students of Three Different Mother Tongues: Hindi, Kannada and Tamil
Khadlid Ahmed Kazi and Rehana Ghadially
Perception of the Female Role by Indian College Students
Ambarao T Uplaonkar
Social Class and Occupational Aspirations of College Students
Narsi Patel
Youth Aspirations vis-a-vis National Development
Prabha Unnithan, D R Singh and M Z Khan
The Use Psychotropic Drugs Among College Youth in India: An Appraisal
A K Nongkynrih
Problems of the Youth of North-East India: A Sociological Inquiry
Rajesh Gill
Youth in Techno Global World: Predicament and Choices
 
VOLUME IV: SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH
 
Series Note
Yogendra Singh
Foreword
 
Preface and Acknowledgements
Madhu Nagla
Introduction
Ruby Bhardwaj
Sociological Inroads into Medicine: A Tribute to Aneeta A. Minocha (1943-2007)
V Sujatha
Food: The Immanent Cause from Outside - Medical Lore on Food and Health in Village Tamil Nadu
Rajiv Balakrishnan
State Sponsored Health Care in Rural Uttar Pradesh: Grassroots Encounters of a Survey Researcher
Sthitapragyan Ray
Gram Panchayat and Health Care Delivery in Himachal Pradesh
A. Ramanamma and Usha Bambawale
Occupational Attitudes of Physicians
Roma Chatterji
The System of Hope: The Constitution of Identity in Medical Institutions
Matthew George
Voice of Illness and Voice of Medicine in Doctor-Patient Interaction
Purendra Prasad
Narratives of Sickness and Suffering: A Study of Malaria in South Gujarat
Papia Raj and Aditya Raj
Caste Variations in Reproductive Health Status of Women: A Study of Three Eastern States
Tulsi Patel
Informal Social Netwroks, Sonography and Female Foeticide in India
Bela Kothari
Perception and Work Ethos of Medical Experts Dealing with Infertile Couples: A Study in Medical Sociology
Meghana Joshi
‘Correcting’ the Reproductive ‘Impairment’: Infertility Treatment Seeking Experiences of Low Income Group Women in Mumbai Slums
Asima Jena and N Purendra Prasad
Risk Culture, Propertied Classes, and Dynamics of a Region: A Study of HIV/AIDS in East Godavari District (Andhra Pradesh)
Skylab Sahu
Addressing the Rights of HIV-Positive Women: A Comparative Study of Civil Society Activism in Karnataka and West Bengal
Shanta Singh
Prison Inmate Awareness of HIV and AIDS in Durban, South Africa
Tina Chakravarty
Medicalisation of Mental Disorder: Shifting Epistemologies and Beyond
Renu Addlakha
‘Indigenisation’ not ‘Indianisation’ of Psychiatry: An Anthropological Perspective
 
VOLUME V: CONTRIBUTIONS TO SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
 
Series Note
 
Preface
Vinay Kumar Srivastava
Introduction
 
I: ON CONCEPTS AND METHODS
André Béteille
Newness in Sociological Enquiry
Dipankar Gupta
Paradigms and Discourses: New Frontiers in the Sociology of Knowledge
A R Desai
Relevance of the Marxist Approach to the Study of Indian Society
Lung-Chang Young
Altruistic Suicide: A Subjective Approach
Prakash N Pimpley
Rational Social Action as a Basis for Creative Comparison
Beatrice Kachuk
Feminist Social Theories: Theme and Variations
M N Srinivas
Social Structure
 
II: ON SOCIOLOGICAL THINKERS
G S Ghurye
Vidyas: A Homage to Auguste Comte
Rajendra Pandey
Max Weber's Theory of Social Stratification: Controversies, Contexts and Correctives
Vinay Kumar Srivastava
Malinowski on Freedom and Civilization
Goutam Biswas
Some Reflections on Karl Popper's Theory of Social Explanation
P N Rastogi
Computer Simulation and Mannheim's Concept of Perspectivism
Susantha Goonatillake
Outsider Bias and Ethnocentricity: The Case of Gunnar Myrdal
Pravin J Patel
Robert Merton's Formulations in Sociology of Science
Sheena Jain
Bourdieu's Theory of the Symbolic and the Shah Bano Case
 
VOLUME VI: SOCIOLOGY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN INDIA
 
Series Note
Haribabu Ejnavarzala
Foreward
 
Preface
Binay Kumar Pattnaik
Introduction
 
I: ROLE OF SCIENCE (THEORETICAL)
N A Mavalankar
The Role of Science in Modern Society
Pravin J Patel
Robert Merton’s Formulations in Sociology of Science
 
II: SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY
V V Krishna
The Emergence of the Indian Scientific Community
E Haribabu
A Large Community but Few Peers: A study of Scientific Community in India
 
III: SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTIVITY
Binay K Pattnaik
Scientific Productivity: Sociological Explorations in Indian Academic Science
Kamini Adhikari
Scientific Goods & Their Markets
E Haribabu
Scientific Knowledge in India: From Public Resource to Intellectual Property
 
IV: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL CHANGE
 
(i) Modern S&T
V K R V Rao
Science and Social Change: Emergence of Dual Society in India
R Sooryamurthy & Wesley Shrum
Is Kerala Becoming a Knowledge Society? Evidence from the Scientific Community
Gurdeep Singh Aurora
Green Revolution Technologies & Dry Land Agriculture
 
(ii) Traditional S&T and Involvement of Civil Society
Geeta Jayram Sodhi
Traditional Potters & Technical Change in North Indian Town
Vithal Rajan
People’s Science: A perspective from Voluntary Sector
 
VOLUME VII: SOCIOLOGY OF ENVIRONMENT
 
Series Note
 
Preface
Sukant K Chaudhury
Introduction
 
I: CONCEPTUAL ISSUES
A Bopegamage
A Demographic Approach To The Study Of Urban Ecology
C Rajagopalan
Bombay: A study in Urban Demography and Ecology
Amita Bhaviskar
Ecology and Development in India: A Field and its Future
Indra Deva
Towards a More Meaningful Study of Ecology, Society and Culture
Indra Munshi
‘Environment’ in Sociological Theory
 
II: ENVIRONMENT AND DISPLACEMENT
Ranjit Dwivedi
Parks, People and Protest: The Mediating Role of Environmental Action Groups
Varsha Ganguly
Displacement, Rehabilitation & Resettlement: The case of Maldhari Families of Gir Forest
T K Oomen
Coping with Development Pathologies: Resistance to Displacement
Vibha Arora
They are All Set to Dam(n) Our Future’: Contested Development through Hydel Power in Democratic Sikkim
Satyapriya Rout
Revisiting the Baliraja Dam Struggle: A Study of an Environmental Movement in Maharashtra
 
III: FOREST AND WATER ISSUES
Rajkishor Meher
Social and Ecological Drift of a Planned Centre: A study of Rourkela, Orissa
Manish K Thakur and Binay K Pattnaik
How Effective are ‘pani panchayats?: A Field Work from Maharastra
Bernadette Maria Games
Vosaad: The Sociocultural Force of Water: (A Study from Goa)
Rekha M Shangpliang
Forest Legislations And Livelihood Strategies: Khasi Women in Rural Meghalaya
 
VOLUME VIII: POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY OF INDIA
 
Series Note
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgement
Anand Kumar
Introduction
 
I: The Conceptual Aspects
Yogendra Singh
Caste and Class : Some Aspects of Continuity and Change
André Béteille
Hierarchical and Competitive Inequality
Yogendra Singh
Caste and Class: Some Aspects of Continuity and Change
T K Oommen
Sociological Issues in the Analysis of Social Movements in Independent India
S N Eisenstadt and Harriet Hartman
Movements of Protest, Construction of Centres and State Formation in India and Europe
Partha N Mukherji
The Indian State in Crisis ? Nationalism and Nation-Building
 
II: INSTITUTIONS
Brij Raj Chauhan
The Panchayati Raj and the Democratic Policy
D N Dhanagare
The Politics of Survival: Peasant Organizations and the Left-Wing in India, 1925-46
N R Sheth
Trade Unions in India-A Sociological Approach
P K B Nayar
Civil Society, State and Democracy: Lessons for India
Sujata D Hazarika
Democracy and Leadership: The Gendered Voice in Politics
 
III: PROCESSES
B K Roy Burman
Meaning and Process of Tribal Integration in a Democratic Society
C Parvathamma
Landholding Pattern and Power-Relations in a Mysore Village
B K Roy Burman
Meaning and Process of Tribal Integration in a Democratic Society
M S A Rao
The Mid-Term Poll in a Village in Outer Delhi Constituency
Partha N Mukherji
The Indian State in Crisis? Nationalism and Nation-Building
Dipankar Gupta
Nation-State and Open Systems of Stratification: Making Room for the 'Politics of Commitment'
John C B Webster
Understanding the Modern Dalit Movement
Vibha Arora
Assertive Identities, Indigeneity, and the Politics of Recognition as a Tribe: The Bhutias, the Lepchas and the Limbus of Sikkim
 
IV: METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES
A R Desai
Relevance of the Marxist Approach to the Study of Indian Society
B S Baviskar
Co-operatives and Castes in Maharashtra: A Case Study
K L Sharma
Power Elite in Rural India: Some Questions and Clarifications
Ehsanul Haq
Education and the Emerging Patterns of Political Orientations: A Sociological Analysis
Vinod K Jairath
Studying Communal Riots in India: Some Methodological Issues
 
VOLUME IX: CULTURE AND SOCIETY
 
Series Note
 
Preface
Susan Visvanathan
Introduction
C N Venugopal
G.S. Ghurye on Culture and Nation-Building
Sally Falk Moore
Cultural Pluralism and National Cohesion: Issues and Prospects
Yogesh Atal
Outsiders as Insiders: The Phenomenon of Sandwich Culture
Sudeep Basu
Interrogating Tibetan Exilic Culture: Issues and Concerns
Yogendra Singh
The Significance of Culture in the Understanding of Social Change in Contemporary India
Yogendra Singh
Cultural Integration and Changing Values : A Study of Value System of Educated Youth
Indra Deva
Towards a More Meaningful Study of Ecology, Society and Culture
Bernadette Maria Gomes
Vosaad: The Socio-Cultural Force of Water : A Study from Goa
Gaurang R Sahay
Traditional Institutions and Cultural Practices vis-à-vis Agrarian Mobilisation: The Case of Bharatiya Kisan Union
Kenji Kosaka
A Sociology for Happiness: Beyond Western versus Non-Western Perspectives
Ishwar Modi
Leisure and Social Transformation
Subrat K Nanda
Cultural Nationalism in a Multi-National Context: The Case of India
Asoke Basu
Education, Social Structure and Culture
S D'Souza
Towards a Cultural Policy in India: A Socio-Cultural Perspective Victor
Sharmila Rege
Understanding Popular Culture: The Satyashodhak and Ganesh Mela in Maharashtra
Akalanka Jindal
Sociological Research on Films
Moutushi Mukherjee
The Return Migrant in Cinema: The Idealist and the Sceptic
Binod C Agrawal
Cultural Invasion from the Sky: Hinduisation of Indian Television?
Dalia Chakrabarti
The Cartoon of a Bengali Lady Clerk: A Repertoire of Sociological Data
Ravindra K Jain
Race Relations, Ethnicity, Class and Culture : A comparison of Undians in Trinidad and Malaysia
 
VOLUME X: PIONEERS OF SOCIOLOGY IN INDIA
 
Series Note
Yogendra Singh
Foreword
 
Acknowledgements
Ishwar Modi
Introduction
Swapan Kumar Pramanick
Historical Evolutionary Approach in the Sociology of G. S. Ghurye
C N Venugopal
G.S. Ghurye on Culture and Nation-Building
Carol Upadhya
The Hindu Nationalist Sociology of G.S. Ghurye
T K Oommen
Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and the Nation: Situating G. S. Ghurye
Ramkrishna Mukherjee
Radha Kamal Mukerjee - A Note
T N Madan
Radhakamal Mukerjee and His Contemporaries: Founding Fathers of Sociology in India
Manish K Thakur
Radhakamal Mukerjee and the Quest for an Indian Sociology
P C Joshi
Lucknow School of Economics and Sociology and Its Relevance To-Day: Some Reflections
T N Madan
Dialectic of Tradition and Modernity in the Sociology of D. P. Mukerji
T N Madan
D. P. Mukerji 1894-1961: A Centenary Tribute
Dalia Chakrabarti
D.P. Mukerji and the Middle Class in India
Sujata Patel
On Srinivas’s ‘Sociology’
T N Madan
The sociology of Hinduism : Readings ‘Backwards ‘ from Srinivas to Weber
A M Shah
M.N. Srinivas, Max Weber, and Functionalism
T K Oommen
Disjunctions between Field, Method and Concept: An Appraisal of M.N. Srinivas
Ananta Kumar Giri
On M.N. Srinivas and Indian Sociology: The Challenge of Understanding Indian Society: Critique, Generosity, and Transformations

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