Indian Society, Institutions and Change

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Atlantic Publishers & Dist, Jan 1, 2004 - India - 378 pages
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The Book Highlights The Nature And Features Of Indian Society And The Charges That Has 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 Under-Graduate And Post-Graduate 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, 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, Teachers, Policymakers And Common Readers.
  

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an amazing and really helpful book. makes easy to study social anthropology. Rajendra K. Sharma has done an amazing job.

Contents

Characteristics of Indian Society
7
The Hindu Varna System
11
Rinas Karma and Sanskaras
27
vi
28
The Hindu Concept of Purusharthas
47
Caste and Casteism among Hindus and Muslims
61
The Untouchability
77
Backward Classes and Minorities
88
Urbanization and Urban Communities in India
235
Major Religious Groups in India
260
Contemporary Social Change
282
Industrialization and Labour Problems in India
289
Secularization
302
SocioReligious Movements in India
309
Tradition and Modernity
323
Sanskritization
337

Joint Family
99
The Hindu Marriage
107
The Status of Hindu Women
123
Muslim Social System and Institutions
129
Christian Social System and Institutions
139
Tribal Social System and Institutions
145
Rural Social System and Institutions
171
Westernization
345
Modernization
355
Politicization
360
Democratization
363
National Emotional Integration
369
Bibliography
375
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