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Development and Social Change in Rural India

Vijai Bahadur Singh (Author)
Synopsis Development and Social Change in Rural India offers a clear insight into changing rural society as a result of the modernizing impact of community development programmes in East U.P. The author has collected his data from two villages in the Manihari Block of Ghazipur district in Uttar Pradesh. The book begins with a survey of the theoretical literature on the concept of social change and goes on to show how the villagers have been adopting and accepting modern techniques of animal husbandry, family planning, western medicine, agricultural tools and fertilisers etc. In all these spheres we find a confrontation between modernity and tradition in which the former has been slowly winning the battle. The author shows that the educated, functionally literate and illiterate accept innovations in relation to their level of education. Similarly, the caste is an important factor in adoption of modernity. While the book, like others on this subject, highlights the modernising process, it also shows the “traditionalisation of modernity” the Indianisation of Western institutions and methods when these interact with the traditional society.
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About the author

Vijai Bahadur Singh

Dr. Vijai Bahadur Singh obtained his M.A. (First Class) in Sociology from Banaras Hindu University in 1972 and Ph.D. from Magadh University in 1987. He has been teaching in a degree collage for over 15 years. Currently, he holds the rank of Lecturer (Senior Scale) at Malikpura Degree Collage, Malikpura, Ghazipur, U.P., affiliated to Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, U.P. Dr. Singh has published several articles and presented papers at conferences, including one at the Canadian Asian Studies Association in 1988.

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Bibliographic information

Title Development and Social Change in Rural India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1989
Edition 1st Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8185135452
length viii+134p., Tables; Bibliography; Index; 22cm