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Changing Indian Society

 
Yogesh Atal (Author)
Synopsis Changing Indian Society, Panned by India’s leading social scientist of international renown, encapsulates the enormous empirical and statistical data to present a profile of Indian society as a multicultural entity composed of different ethnic origins, various religions, and belonging to a variety of speech communities, and yet bonded together as a nation, sharing a common polity and economy. Written simply and without jargon, in a style intelligible to a lay reader, the book provides a sound sociological perspective to comprehend Indian society and its major social institutions. It introduces urban and rural India; gives a glimpse of trial India; explains marriage, kinship, and the caste system; and outlines major changes occurring n Indian Society. The book offers a good Introduction to Indian society for a variety of audiences: students graduating in social sciences, candidates preparing for competitive examinations, business executives –particularly representatives of multinational in need of orientation to Indian culture and society, foreign tourists, and students in other countries auditing a course on India, and, of course, the general public.
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About the author

Yogesh Atal

Yogesh Atal (b.9 Oct. 1937) has had a long and distinguished career, first and UNESCO's regional Adviser for Social and Human Sciences in Asia and the Pacific, and then as its Principal Director in charge of co-ordination of work related to the World Summit for Social development help in Copenhagen in 1995. He also collaborated with the International Social Science Council in developing its Programme of Comparative research on Poverty (CROP). He is author and editor of numerous books and articles, including, The Changing Frontiers of caste, Local Communities and national Politics, Social Sciences –the Indian Scene, Building a nation, Indian Sociology from where to where, understanding the Social Sphere: The Village and beyond (co-editor), Mandate for Political Transition and the Poverty Question: Search for Solutions.

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Title Changing Indian Society
Author Yogesh Atal
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rawat Publications
Language: English
isbn 8131600343
length 256p., Tables, Figures; Notes; Index; 23cm.
Subjects History