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Society in India



© 2016 | 484 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

This comprehensive analysis of Indian society brings together the results of modern social research to trace the patterns that underlie social relations throughout India. Society in India views social relations in the country as systems and subsystems and shows that contrary to belief this is not static or stagnant, but has been continually adapting to changing circumstances mainly on the basis of certain deep-rooted psychological and social themes.

This edition combines two volumes. Volume One: Continuity and Change deals with the concepts of social system and caste order and then defines the major components of Indian society. The constituent chapters note the cultural effects of kinship networks and the psychological effects of the tensions inherent in family relations. Volume Two: Change and Continuity deals mainly with social change and its major types, recurrent and systematic. It examines and summarizes the discussion of psychological forces and social processes in our society and appraises the trends of modern social change.

Key Feature

• This analysis of Indian society is the most comprehensive study that has been done in recent times.

• It brings together the results of modern social research to reveal the regular patterns that underlie social relations throughout the country

• It outlines some of the principal social and regional variations.

• This book discusses the psychological forces and social processes in Indian society and appraise the trends of modern social change.

Note: Now this ISBN-9788171540136 has a new identity.
 
PREFACE
 
Volume One: Continuity and Change
 
INTRODUCTION
Task, Concepts, and Scope  
The Basic Groups and Groupings Jati  
 
FAMILY AND KINSHIP RELATIONS
Family  
Family Roles: Boy and Man  
Family Roles: Girl and Woman  
Family Cycle: Formation and Maintenance  
Family Cycle: Growth and Completion  
The Wider Ties of Kinship  
 
RELATIONS AMONG PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT JATIS
The Interdependence of Families and Jatis  
Criteria for the Ranking of Jatis  
The Social Relevance of Ritual Pollution and Purity  
Secular Criteria and the Attribution of Jati Rank  
Cultural Variations and the Jati Order  
 
RELATIONS WITHIN THE JATI
Alliances and Sections within the Jati  
Opposition and Cohesion within the Jati-group  
Maintaining the Jati: Leaders and Panchayats  
The Uses of Panchayats  
Jati Enterprises and Functions  
 
Volume Two: Change and Continuity
 
VILLAGE, REGION, CIVILIZATION
Village: Separate Hearths and Common Home  
The Village: Internal Regulation  
The Wider Ties of Village: Centers and Regions  
The Villager and Some Perennial Problems of Civilization  
 
RECURRENT CHANGE THROUGH SOCIAL MOBILITY
Jati Mobility  
Cultural Adaptations and Models for Mobility  
Mobility Tactics: Overcoming External Opposition  
Maintaining Internal Cohesion: Fission and Fusion  
Modern Means for Jati Improvement: Associations and Federations  
 
RECURRENT CHANGE THROUGH RELIGIOUS AND TRIBAL MOVEMENTS
Social Regrouping through Indigenous Religions  
Social Aspects of Introduced Religions: Muslims  
Social Aspects of Introduced Religions: Jews, Parsis, Christians  
The Accretion of Tribal Peoples  
Direction of Tribal Change  
 
CONTINUITIES AND TRENDS
Psychological Forces, Social Processes, and Systemic Shift  
Trends  
 
APPENDIX: THE CONCEPTS OF SYSTEM AND OF STRATIFICATION
Uses of the concepts  
What kind of system is a “caste system”?  
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY
 
INDEX

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