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Indian Sociological Thought

B K Nagla

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ISBN 10: 8131602265 / ISBN 13: 9788131602263
Published by Rawat, New Delhi, 2008
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Contents Preface. Introduction. 1. Development of sociology in India. I. Historical perspective 2. D.D. Kosambi. 3. Romila Thapar. II. Indological/textual perspective 4. Radhakamal Mukerjee. 5. G.S. Ghurye. 6. Louis Dumont. III. Structural functional perspective 7. M.N. Srinivas. 8. S.C. Dube. 9. McKim Marriott. IV. Marxist perspective 10. D.P. Mukerji. 11. A.R. Desai. 12. Ramkrishna Mukherjee. V. Cultural perspective 13. Yogendra Singh. VI. Civilizational perspective 14. N.K. Bose. 15. Surajit Sinha. VII. Subaltern perspective 16. B.R. Ambedkar. 17. Ranajit Guha. 18. David Hardiman. VIII. Contemporary discourses 19. Contextualization. 20. Indigenization. 21. Use of native categories in the analysis of Indian society. 22. Sociology for India an issue for Indian sociology. Index. Indian society having a chequered history of monarchy feudalism colonialism and democracy has passed through a long evolutionary process. It is being interpreted in a variety of ways in different ideologies. The basic problem for social scientists is to find out the meaning truth and reality of Indian society. August Comte was the first sociologist to take up the task of defining society. Since then gallons of ink have been put on the paper to define and redefine the Indian society. Those who worked on this issue are mostly sociologists. The present work analyses the society in both scientific and humane perspectives. It elicits the views of some of the leading Indian sociologists like 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 Marriott and David Hardiman who have done research in India and developed the perspectives on Indian society. The book includes historical Indological/textual structural functional Marxist cultural and civilizational perspectives besides development of sociology in India and a discourse analysis. The book will prove useful for students teachers and researchers alike. 418 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 70349

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Title: Indian Sociological Thought

Publisher: Rawat, New Delhi

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:As New

Edition: New

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Indian society - having a checkered history of monarchy, feudalism, colonialism, and democracy - has passed through a long evolutionary process. It is being interpreted in a variety of ways by different ideologies. The basic problem for social scientists is to find out the meaning, truth, and reality of Indian society. August Comte was the first sociologist to take up the task of defining society. Since then, gallons of ink have been put onto paper in order to define and redefine Indian society. This present work analyzes Indian society in both scientific and humane perspectives. It elicits the views of some of the leading Indian sociologists - D.D. Kosambi, Romila Thapar, Radhakamal Mukerjee, Ramkrishna Mukherjee, Yogendra Singh, Surajit Sinha, Ranajit Guha, etc. - and a few Western sociologists - Louis Dumont, McKim Marriott, David Hardiman - who have done research in India and have developed perspectives on Indian society. The book includes perspectives that are historical, Indological/textual, structural-functional, Marxist, cultural, and civilizational. The book will prove useful for students, teachers, and researchers alike.

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