This encyclopaedia of social history of India provides rich and relevant material for examination and analysing as to how through the ages Indian society underwent change as a modern society. This requires understanding the events, personalities, movements, methods, administration of rulers during the ancient, medieval and modern periods of history.
This encyclopaedia, therefore, includes essays dealing with different social organizations, their families, customs, traditions, judicial reforms, culture and their evolution in appropriate historical perspectives to the modern period of social history of India.
The present work, therefore, is an endeavour to understand the dynamics and evolution of various aspects of Indian society as it evolved in different period of history of India. This work has also been planned to cater for the needs of students, teachers and those preparing for various competitive examinations.