About the Book
The present edition reviews the much-needed evaluation and reorientation of the public and professional community’s commonsense or uncritically adopted conceptions of the Indian society and also directs our attention to the gaps in the sociology of the India in seventeen chapters. Focussing on key ideas and issues of Indian social system such as that of tradition and modernity, class and caste, agrarian and urban social system, industrialisation and globalisation, and socio-political and economic movement, the author culls out the simplistic and often misinformed ways in which the larger public construes and relates to such issues. Chastising Indian society for failing to engage with key issues such as poverty, class, and caste-based reservations, and to respond to the multiple crises that beset the nation, he notes how these issues are complicated by the processes of identity formations, the functioning of institutions and globalisation. This book is redesigned according to the latest syllabus of Indian sociology for graduates and postgraduates students and also for those who are preparing UPSC, NET and other competitive exams.
About the Author
A.P. Thakur is a reputed eminent scholar and teacher of sociology at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Abadh University Faizabad. A keen researcher and active social activist, Dr. Thakur has presented several research papers in national and international seminars. He is also associated with various social awareness and rural employment programmes.
Arun Garg is a known name in the field of modern social thoughts. His regular articles published in Hindustan Times and Times of India has earned a place for him in the circle of social critics. He worked as an assistant professor in the AMITY University. Presently he is as a visiting professor in University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.