HomeEasy to StartB Tech Courses III-IVHS 216 Sociology of India:- Conformities And Contradictions

Social realities and unique institutions of India: Caste / Jati: nature and forms of caste; Tribe and Caste; Family: nature, economy and law; Village: nature and change in village community; Agrarian class: structure, inequality, tensions; Politics and society in contemporary India: Nationalism, Secularism, Communalism, Regionalism, Insurgency; Continuity and Change: Tradition and Modernity


1. L. Dumont, Homo Hierarchicus, University of Chicago Press, 1980.

2. A. M. Shah, Household dimension of Family in India, Orient Longman, Delhi, 1973.

3.  G. S. Ghurye, Scheduled Tribes, Popular Prakashan, Bombay, 1963.

4.  M. Marriott, Village India: Studies in the little community, Asia Publishing house, 1961.


1. P. C. Joshi, Land reform and agrarian change in India and Pakistan since 1947, The Journal of Peasant Studies,Vols. 1, 2 & 3, 1974.

2.-N. R. Ray,Nationalism in India, Aligarh Muslim University, 1973.

3. M. N.  Srinivas.Social change in Modern India, Allied Publishers, Bombay, 1966.

4 -R.- Guha, Elementary Aspects of Peasant insurgency in Colonial India, Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1983.

5. Y.- Singh,Modernization of Indian Tradition, Thomson Press,Delhi,- 1973.

6. B. G. Verghese ,India-s North East: Resurgent Ethnicity, insurgency,Governance, Development ,Konark Publishers Pvt.Ltd, Noida ,1996.

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