Understanding the Social Sphere: The Village and Beyond (Essays in Honour of Professor Brij Raj Chauhan)
Atal, Yogesh & Misra, Rajesh (Eds.)
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Book ID : 25593
ISBN-10 : 81-7033-830-1 / 8170338301
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Language : English
322p., Bib., 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- Preface. Homage to the Guru/Yogesh Atal. 1. Studies of the village in India/Yogesh Atal. 2. Rural development in India: changing concerns, strategies and programmes/T.M. Dak. 3. The impoverishing potential of development projects: resettlement requires risk analysis/Hari Mohan Mathur. 4. Breaking the new mould: evolution of Antyodaya approach for poverty alleviation in India/M.L. Mehta. 5. Theorizing models of social mobility in rural Rajasthan/Giri Raj Gupta. 6. A paradigm of peasant and farmer: the study of Meerut commissary/A. Satyanarayana. 7. Caste, class and agrarian relations in a North Indian village/Arvind Chauhan. 8. Party statements on the eve of mid-term polls/Surendra K. Gupta. 9. Social justice and the Indian Constitution/B.R. Purohit. 10. The nature/culture dualism in the Indian context/Abha Chauhan. 11. Towards an analytical construct of the 'new middle class'/Rajesh Misra. 12. Construction of Indian social reality: problems and perspectives/Anand Kashyap. 13. Islamic values and social stratification/Parvez A. Abbasi. 14. Religion and politics in contemporary West Asia/M.S. Agwani. Bibliography of works of Professor Brij Raj Chauhan.
This anthology, consisting of fourteen essays written by students of Professor Brij Raj Chauhan, has been prepared to honour him for his outstanding contribution in enriching Indian sociology for all these years. The contributing authors not only represent a wide variety of disciplines like sociology, anthropology, political science and international relations but include civil servants as well. Though having disjointed themes, the papers try to reflect upon some of the major trends in Indian sociology. Some essays are essentially village studies while others go beyond the village - in terms of research sites and conceptual frameworks. Authors have followed different approaches in studying the society, but all have attempted to improve upon our understanding of the social sphere.