Historical Sociology in India, Paperback / softback Book


This book is a comprehensive study of historical sociology and its development, especially in the Indian context.

It looks at the works of Indian sociologists and analyses their approaches in terms of book-view (normative) and field-view (descriptive) history.

The volume:* critically appraises reports of empirical surveys conducted during early colonial rule - including those by H.

T. Colebrooke, Francis Buchanan, William Adam;* engages with the works of sociologists such as M.

N. Srinivas, Ramkrishna Mukherjee, Louis Dumont, Nicholas Dirks, Bernard Cohn, Yogendra Singh, D.

N. Dhanagare, A. M Shah, T. K. Oommen, among others; and* shows how historical perspective has been adopted in understanding aspects of Indian society - villages, castes, traditions, socio-cultural change, education, peasants and their movements, etc. Presenting an alternative idea of social reality, this book will deeply interest students and scholars of sociology, social theory, and social history.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Asian history
  • ISBN: 9780815376521



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