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The Structure of Indian Society : Then and Now, Paperback / softback Book

The Structure of Indian Society : Then and Now Paperback / softback


This book explores the structural features of Indian society, such as caste, tribe, sect, rural-urban relations, sanskritization and untouchability.

Based on a wealth of field research as well as archival material, the book Interrogates the prevailing thinking in Indian sociology on these structures;Studies Indian society from contemporary as well as historical perspectives;Analyses caste divisions vis-a-vis caste hierarchy;Critically examines the public policies regarding caste-less society, reservations for Backward Classes, and the caste census.

This second edition, with four new chapters, will be a key text for students and scholars of sociology, social anthropology, political science, modern history, development studies and South Asian studies.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social groups
  • ISBN: 9780367193195

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