The Modernity of Tradition: Political Development in India
University of Chicago Press, 1967 - Political Science - 306 pages
Stressing the variations in meaning of modernity and tradition, this work shows how in India traditional structures and norms have been adapted or transformed to serve the needs of a modernizing society. The persistence of traditional features within modernity, it suggests, answers a need of the human condition.
Three areas of Indian life are analyzed: social stratification, charismatic leadership, and law. The authors question whether objective historical conditions, such as advanced industrialization, urbanization, or literacy, are requisites for political modernization.
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TRADITIONAL STRUCTURES AND MODERN POLITICS CASTE
Marx Modernity and Mobilization
The Sociology of Caste Associations
The Politics of Caste
Fission Fusion and Decompression
The Social Conditions of Political Integration
SelfControl and Political Potency
ThisWorldly Asceticism and Political Modernization
The Private Origins of Public Obligation
The New Meaning of Old Paths
LEGAL CULTURES AND SOCIAL CHANGE PANCHAYATS PANDAITS AND PROFESSIONALS
Traditional and Modern Justice
The Modernity of Brahmanic Law
The Anglicization of Indian Law
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