CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. Origin and development. 3. People in rural belt. 4. Indian village: past and present. 5. Anthropological aspects. 6. Caste and religion. 7. Education. 8. Changing society. 9. Community development. 10. Administration. 11. Panchayat system. 12. Agriculture in India. 13. Agricultural economy. 14. Agricultural production. 15. Agrarian organization.
Rural sociology as a discipline has its own identity. Although it is a branch of sociology yet it has a vast sphere and wide scope. It lives in rural area and India is basically an agrarian country, with related trades. An attempt has been made in this book to present a comprehensive view of the rural Indian society. This book is therefore likely to be useful to students of social sciences in general and of sociology in particular who are engaged in post graduate or pre doctoral studies. Consequently special efforts have been made to make the contents of the book relevant to the syllabi of the various universities.