CONTENTS:- 1. The Village Community: Settlement and Structure. 2. Rural Institutions and Planned Change in Agriculture. 3. Sustainable Development of Indian Agriculture. 4. Information and Communication Technology in Agriculture and Rural Development. 5. Rethinking Power and Caste in Rural India. 6. Impact of Modernization and Westernization on Indian Society. 7. Women's Empowerment and Panchayati Raj. 8. Impact of PMGSY Roads on the Traffic Safety of School-going Children in Rural Areas.