CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. Indian Population profile and social demography. 3. Tribes and modernization in India. 4. Role of caste in rural society of India. 5. Marriage, family and kinship. 6. Sati and change of Hindu social customs. 7. Changes of social systems in Indian society. 8. Changes of Vedas system in Indian religion. 9. Historical Advantages of the Caste System.
Changing 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 buy the processes of identity formations the functioning of institutions and globalization. Indian society as a multicultural entity composed of different ethnic origins, various religions, and belonging to a variety of speech communities, and yet bonded together as a nation, sharing a common p9lity and economy. Modernization emerged in the late 19th century and was especially popular among scholars in the mid-20th century. One foremost advocate was Harvard sociologist Talcott Parsons. The theory stressed the importance of societies being open to change and saw reactionary forces as restricting development. Maintaining tradition for tradition’s sake was thought to be harmful to progress and development. Proponents of modernization lie in two camps, optimists and pessimist. This book will be a pointer for those who are working in the field of gerontology and of immense use for researchers, planners, students, teachers and policy maker.