Contemporary India is experiencing widespread changes and developments in its society, polity and economy, resulting in a variety of social movements in recent years. This textbook offers an understanding of these movements, issues and discourses around them, and relates them to the wider society and resultant changes occurring within it. With a specific focus on India, the book delves into the concept and definition of social movements from different perspectives and offers a critical insight into the fundamental and ongoing debates and treatises around these movements. It covers discussion on a wide range of movements varying in locus and spatial spread—from environmental movements to disability, queer and women’s rights movements as well as those by civil society, farmers, and marginalized sections of the society.
Key Features:• Adopts an interdisciplinary approach to serve students of sociology, political science, history and other related disciplines
• Provides a detailed treatment of civil society movements along with highlights on some landmark mobilizations
• Draws on latest research and empirical studies; content aided by boxed features, review exercises and extensive referencing