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Indian Society

Raj Kumar Pruthi (Author) Rameshwari Devi (Author)
Synopsis The peculiar geographical conditions and physical features of India has greatly influenced the course of its history and inhabitants since the pre-historic days. The diversity of the country and society has been the outcome of its vastness and variety in ethnological temperatment of people of different regions. Coming through ancient and medieval periods to modern time it has assimilated divergent cultures and traditions and has emerged as one-in-many political union. The cultural unity has bound the different races inhabiting in India into a unique Indian society depicting unity in diversity. The book “Indian Society” brings to the fore various factors, conditions, cultures, traditions, civilisations, races and their habits and socio-cultural environment that Indian society has gone through since pre-historic days to the present time. How these have impacted upon social structure; position of women; races and people and their vocations, arts, architecture and entertainment; caste system and belief; Sanskrit, scientific, legal discussed in the book. The book also presents growth of communalism, racial movements and status of minority and depressed classes in Indian society. Readership: Students, scholars, teachers, historians, sociologists, religious preachers and general readers who want to know about various aspects of Indian society aspects of Indian society.
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About the authors

Raj Kumar Pruthi

Raj kumar Pruthi, b. 1939, post-graduated from Punjab University Dr. Rajkumar has obtained the doctoral degree from Kurukshetra University on “Annie Besant” being the first research work on the subject. Also obtained degree in Law and Education from Delhi and Kurukshetra Universities respectively. Beginning his career in the Engineering branch of the Indian Navy and Naval Aviation, Dr. Rajkumar earned two War Medal’s during this period from Goa Operation and Pakistan War. He then joined Kurukshetra University to start his academic career that culminated with his joining Indian Council for Historical Research as Deputy Director (Research). Through his many prestigious research publications, and presentations in International seminars and conferences, he has earned the reputation of being one of the greatest authorities on the personality, thought and many sided contributions of Annie Besant. His researches on the Role of Indian Revolutionaries in the Freedom Struggle are remarkable for the freshness and frankness. Delivered Dr. Annie Besant’s Memorial lectures to B.H.U., Varanasi 1993 and Sir William Mayor’s lectures 1994 to Madras University. He is a member of Board of Studies of number of Universities.

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Rameshwari Devi

Rameshwari Devi is a social worker and is connected with many women’s organizations. She has extensively traveled in India and Nepal for her social work and rural development. She is running a school for the rural poor. She has many books to her credit.

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Bibliographic information

Title Indian Society
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8175941707
length viii+267p., Index; 23cm.