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Readings in Indian Sociology
Volume II: Sociological Probings in Rural Society

Edited by:

Series Editor: Ishwar Modi


Volume: 2

© 2014 | 496 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Sociological Probings in Rural Society, focuses mainly on the changing face of rural–urban relations.  The papers included in the volume have been arranged in five sections, taking a note of rural–urban relations, rural social stratification, rural profiles, religion and rituals and social change in village India. The volume maps out the structure and process of rural–urban relations, along with divides and gaps between the rural and the urban settings, and the role of urbanization, industrialization, land reforms and development agencies.
 
Series Note
Prof. Yogendra Singh
Foreword
 
Preface and Acknowledgements
K L Sharma
Introduction
 
I: RURAL SOCIETY AND RURAL-URBAN RELATIONS
A R Desai
Rural Sociology: Its Need in India
Harold F Kaufman
A Research Focus for Rural Sociology
M N Srinivas
Symposium on Rural Urban-Relations: The Industrialization and Urbanization of Rural Areas
C Rajagopalan
The Rural-Urban Continuum: A Critical Evaluation
N R Sheth
Modernization and the Urban-Rural Gap In India: An Analysis
M S A Rao
‘Fringe’ Society and the Folk-Urban Continuum
K M Kapadia
Rural Family Patterns: A Study In Urban-Rural Relations
S D Patel
Industrial Workers in Rural India
 
II: SOCIAL STRATIFICATION IN RURAL INDIA
Victor S D’souza
Measurement of Rigidity – Fluidity Dimension of Social Stratification in Six Indian Villages
Surajit Sinha and Ranjit Bhattacharya
Bhadralok and Chhotolok in a Rural Area of West Bengal
Gaurang Ranjan Sahay
Caste System in Contemporary Rural Bihar: A Study of Selected Villages
K L Sharma
Power Elite in Rural India: Some Questions and Clarifications
K C Panchanadikar and J Panchanadikar
Social Stratification and Institutional Change in a Gujarat Village
 
III: VILLAGE PROFILES
Brij Raj Chauhan
Chokhala – An Intervillage Organization of a Caste in Rajasthan
Tulsi Patel
Modernization and Changing Fertility Behaviour: A Study in a Rajasthan Village
N Sudhakar Rao
Ideology, Power and Resistance in a South Indian Village
Radhika Chopra
Voices from the Earth: Work and Food Production in a Punjabi Village
 
IV: RELIGION AND RITUALS
Ursula Sharma
Public Shrines and Private Interests: The Symbolism of the Village Temple
K N Venkatarayappa
A Study of Customs in Rural Mysore
Gurumurthy K Gowdra
Ritual Circles in a Mysore Village
 
V: SOCIAL CHANGE IN RURAL INDIA
H S Verma
Study of Social Change in Independent Rural India: Critical Issues for Analyses in the Fourth Decade of Independence
J M Panchanadikar
Indian Rural Society under the Impact of Planned Development - A Sociological Analysis
K L Sharma
Downward Social Mobility: Some Observations
Pradip Kumar Bose
Dimensions of Agrarian Structure and Change: Issues in Theory
 
Index
 
Appendix of Sources

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