CONTENTS:- Vol.1: Rural Sociology: An Introduction: 1. What is sociology? 2. What is rural sociology? 3. Rural sociology, its origin and scope. 4. Rural sociology as a science. 5. The tools of rural sociology? 6. Sociological concepts. 7. The All-India outlook. 8. Rural sociology for India: the emerging perspective. 9. For a theory of Indian rural sociology. 10. Rural sociology and psychology. 11. Rural sociology and psychology. 12. Rural social problems. 13. The Indian subcontinent: the starting point. 14. The social structure of rural society--social institutions. 15. The social structure of rural society: organisations. 16. The social structure of rural society: groups. 17. Rural society in transition. 18. Sarvodaya. 19. Collectivities in rural society. 20. Ecological entities of rural society. 21. The physical structure of rural society. 22. Characteristics of rural people and rural life. 23. The other side of the picture. 24. Toward a Marx-Weber model of social and historical analysis. 25. Toward a synthesis of Marx, Mead, and Freud. 26. The concepts of traditional functionalism. 27. A slow awakening. 28. Changing rural world. 29. The Indian village. 30. Village community. 31. Village communities of rural India. 32. Myth and reality in India's communitarian villages. 33. Contractual arrangements between government and village societies. 34. Growth of community development programme in India. 35. Cultural factors in community development. 36. Role of voluntary agencies. 37. Village economies and evolution of participatory institutions. 38. Rural development, agrarian reforms, management and planning. 39. Indian agriculture: the initial boost. 40. Participatory linkages: a cluster analysis approach. 41. The second step: the old and the new. 42. The impact of the Panchayati Raj on rural India. 43. Social structure and village panchayats. 44. Panchayats and village conflicts. Vol.2: Social Stratification in Rural Society: 1. Social stratification. 2. Social stratification in rural society. 3. Functional and conflict theory of stratification: towards a synthesis. 4. Stratification in Rgvedic society: evidence and paradigms. 5. Studies on social stratification: a sociology of knowledge perspective. 6. Shaping of the traditional pattern of stratification in India. 7. Social stratification in industrial setting in India. 8. Social stratification in rural India. 9. Social stratification: types and forms. 10. Value and value systems. 11. Varna and caste. 12. Caste: concept, origin and structure. 13. Features of the caste system. 14. Hierarchy, status and power: the caste system and its implications. 15. The Brahmanical view of caste. 16. The essence and reality of the caste system. 17. Occupational mobility of castes. 18. Class. 19. Who are the 'Working class'? 20. Transformation of class structure in contemporary rural India. 21. The kinship system. 22. The study of kinship systems. 23. Jajmani system. 24. The future of the backward classes: the competing demands of status and power. 25. The Third World looking for collective self-reliance. 26. A peaceful new world social order through the Gandhian path. 27. How to construct a new society. 28. Power elite in rural India: some questions and clarifications. 29. Nature of class conflict in the Indian society. Vol.3: Rural Industrial Sociology: 1. Rural industrial sociology. 2. Development of rural industries. 3. Rural industrialisation. 4. Rural industries and industrial estate. 5. Entrepreneurship in rural industries. 6. Promoting rural industries--a need. 7. Rural industrialisation programme--its nature and problems. 8. The industrialisation of backward countries. 9. Dangers of industrial societies. 10. Can industrial society and traditional society co-exit? 11. Industrial engineering and management techniques. 12. Role of district industries centres in promoting rural industries. 13. How to compare societies? 14. The emergence of an industrial labour force in India. 15. Bankers' difficulties in financing small industrialists. 16. Rural development and technologists. 17. Economics of Indian cooperative farming. 18. Problems of entrepreneurship development in Kumaun, U.P. 19. Problems of industrialisation. 20. Problems of rural development. 21. Finances of panchayats. 22. Rural upliftment and leader groups. 23. Stages in leadership in Indian rural cooperatives. 24. Green revolution, small farmers and rural cooperatives. 25. Rural leadership and rural credit--a relation in the Indian economy. 26. Planning and people's participation. 27. Development of human resources. 28. Rural artisans--their nature and problems. Vol.4: Transformation of Rural Society: 1. The new world order or disorder? An option before the world. 2. Transforming Indian rural society: an overview. 3. Contemporary social transformation in India: processes and contradictions. 4. Farm technology and social transformation. 5. In the wake of improved agricultural practices. 6. Can science solve social problems? 7. The sociological theory of Totemism. 8. Interest and attitudes. 9. Individual and society. 10. Social codes and the individual life. 11. Rural social taboo. 12. Freedom of speech how free is "Free"? 13. The concept of secularism: a new interpretation. 14. Elements of Communalism. 15. Networks in Indian social structure. 16. Sanskritisation and westernisation. 17. Perspective for rural development. 18. Political participation and rural development. 19. Participation in social defence. 20. Participation, institution-building and social development. 21. Panchayats for rural development. 22. Rural management. 23. Agencies for rural development. 24. The village level worker in action. 25. The village level worker and changing village environment. 26. The attack on poverty. 27. Rural and sustainable development. Vol.5: Social Inequalities in Rural Areas: 1. Principal types of the system of inequality. 2. Dimensions of social inequality. 3. Structuring of social inequalities in rural India. 4. Sociologists and inequality in India: the historical context. 5. The reproduction of inequality: occupation, caste and family. 6. Restructuring of social inequalities. 7. Equality as a right and as a policy. 8. The dilemmas of national unity: looking at Punjab and beyond. 9. Unity in diversity. 10. Disparities in development. 11. Whither the Asian Indian family?: some general theoretical notes. 12. Who takes part? Direct participation: an NGO experience. 13. Social mobility and development. 14. Social change. 15. Deviant behaviour and social control. 16. Society and adjustment. 17. Social disorganisation. 18. Surviving secularism. 19. Towards an ideal Sarvodaya society. 20. Socialist movement in India: two abandoned principles. 21. Community participation in the management of natural resources. 22. Emergence of complex politics in an Indian village. 23. A Logic of politics and social change. 24. The community. 25. Towards sustainable development the critical element.