The Structure of Indian Society: Then and Now (Paperback)A. M. Shah (author)
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This book explores the structural features of Indian society, such as caste, tribe, sect, rural-urban relations, sanskritization and untouchability. Based on a wealth of field research as well as archival material, the book
Interrogates the prevailing thinking in Indian sociology on these structures;
Studies Indian society from contemporary as well as historical perspectives;
Analyses caste divisions vis-a-vis caste hierarchy;
Critically examines the public policies regarding caste-less society, reservations for Backward Classes, and the caste census.
This second edition, with four new chapters, will be a key text for students and scholars of sociology, social anthropology, political science, modern history, development studies and South Asian studies.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 458 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
"This book forces its reader to revisit the Indian society as it exists today... [it] comes as a fresh guide for young sociologists in understanding the Indian social structure in a refreshing and befitting academic framework." - Rajesh Gill, Sociological Bulletin
"Shah's articles open up some less trodden paths in the study of India." - Sirpa Tenhunen, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
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