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Institutions and Social Change

Surjit Singh (Editor) Varsha Joshi (Editor)
Synopsis The book is a collection of papers dealing with institutions, both traditional and modern, and their role in governing the society of Rajasthan. Institutions are considered as important for preserving the local environment. As the society observes changes, institutions also tend to change. A set of papers in this volume looks at institutions and their interface with the traditional society. Local heritage and traditions are seen as providing new meaning to society of Rajasthan. There are also papers dealing with challenges the environment and ecology face today. A few papers provide comprehensive analysis of women’s issues in developmental projects. This volume is not only a substantive and important contribution to the study and understanding of the Rajasthan’s institutions, its people and traditions but also to the understanding of finer nuances of agents of change.
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About the authors

Surjit Singh

Surjit Singh is Honorary Director, Institute of Rajasthan Studies, Jaipur and Professor of Economics, Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur. He has authored Modeling Indian Economy; Urban Informal Sector; Rural Credit; Issues for the Nineties and co-edited Sustainable Agriculture, Poverty and Food Security and Political Economy of WTO Regime.

Varsha Joshi

Varsha Joshi is Associate Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur. Her interests are cultural studies and gender issues. She has authored Polygamy and Purdah; Culture, Communities and Change and co-edited Multiple Histories.

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Bibliographic information

Title Institutions and Social Change
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rawat Publications
Language: English
isbn 817033795X
length 333p., Tables; Maps; Reference; Index; Figures; 23cm.