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Indian Sociological Thought | BK Nagla - Rawat Publications

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ISBN: 9788131606186

PAGES: 503 pages

BINDING: Paperback

LANGUAGE:English

ABOUT THE BOOK

This book is about various perspectives which help us understand Indian society, which has passed through a long evolutionary process beginning from monarchy to feudalism, colonialism and democracy. Officially, it is now a plural, democratic, technological, industrial and capitalistic society. Indian sociological thinkers, such as D.D. Kosambi, Romila Thapar, Radhakamal Mukerjee, G.S. Ghurye, M.N. Srinivas, S.C. Dube, D.P. Mukerji, A.R. Desai, Ramkrishna Mukherjee, Yogendra Singh, N.K. Bose, Surajit Sinha, B.R. Ambedkar and Ranajit Guha, and a few western sociologists, including Louis Dumont, McKim Marriot and David Hardiman, who have done research in India and also developed their own perspectives on Indian society, are discussed in it. In a nutshell, the main perspectives that this book discusses are historical, indological, structural-functional, dialectical-historical, cultural, civilizational and subaltern. This edition has been throughly updated and revised to include extended discussions on Irawati Karve and André Béteille in indological and social stratification perspectives, respectively. The book will be useful for students, teachers and researchers alike.

 


CONTENTS

Introduction

1. Development of Sociology in India
 
Part I Historical Perspective
2. D.D. Kosambi 3 Romila Thapar
 
Part II Indological/Textual Perspective
4. Radhakamal Mukerjee
5. G.S. Ghurye
6. Louis Dumont
7. Irawati Karve
 
Part III Structural-Functional Perspective
8. M.N. Srinivas
9. S.C. Dube
10. McKim Marriott
 
Part IV Marxist Perspective
11. D.P. Mukerji
12. A.R. Desai
13. Ramkrishna Mukherjee
 
Part V Stratification Perspective
14. André Béteille
 
Part VI Cultural Perspective
15. Yogendra Singh
 
Part VII Civilizational Perspective
16. N.K. Bose
17. Surajit Sinha
 
Part VIII Subaltern Perspective
18. B.R. Ambedkar
19. Ranajit Guha
20. David Hardiman
 
Part IX Contemporary Discourses
21. Contextualization
22. Indigenization
23. Use of Native Categories in the Analysis of Indian Society
24. Sociology for India: An Issue for Indian Sociology

 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR / EDITOR

B.K. Nagla, a distinguished social analyst, served as Professor of Sociology, M.D. University, Rohtak. He has researched at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and also taught at M.S. University, Baroda and National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, New Delhi. After retirement, he also worked as consultant at Kota Open University and as Professor on Babu Jagjivan Ram Chair at Banaras Hindu University. His published works include both books and articles. The ISC–Fellow Award was also bestowed on him for his contribution to sociology and criminology.

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