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Handbook of Indian Sociology

Veena Das (Editor)
Synopsis The handbook provides students of sociology in India with an understanding of key theoretical, thematic, and historical issues in the discipline. Leading authorities in each area explain: The state of social science knowledge in India, Institutional frameworks in teh development of sociology and social anthropology, selected aspects of society and culture, such as demography, environment, social life, stratification, urban social formations, and migrations, the major religions in India, their inherent diversities and public culture, mainstream debates on family, childhood, and education, economic arrangements including agrarian relations, markets,and labour, politics including democracy, the state, and colelctive violence. Comprehensive and lucid, the handbook will be a useful text for undergraduate, post-graduate, and research level courses in sociology and social anthropology. It will also appeal to scholars of sociology, anthropology, history, politics,and the interested lay reader.
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About the author

Veena Das

Veena Das is Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of anthropology at the Johns Hopkiins University, Baltimore, United States of America. Her publicatioins include Structure and Cognition: Aspects of Hindu Caste and Ritual (OUP, 1992), Critical Events: An anthropological Perspective on Contemporary India (OUP, 1996). Professor Das also edited the Oxford India Companion to Sociology and Social Anthropology (OUP, 2003).

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Bibliographic information

Title Handbook of Indian Sociology
Author Veena Das
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 0195685105
length viii+502p., Tables; References; Index; 24cm.