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Social Change in Rural India

A.B. Hiramani (Author)
Synopsis This is the first ever investigative study of the processes of social change vis-?-vis the traditional socio-cultural institutions of the two villages, Kolghar and Golatgaon, in Maharashtra state. Dr. Hiramani, drawing on the findings of his extensive field-work and diverse primary as well as secondary sources, vividly builds up a broad perspective of rural builds up a broad perspective of rural Maharashtra, offers a remarkable insight into the age-old socio-cultural patterns and attempts to gauge the impact registered on them by the over all changes on the national scene. The study, consistently supported by tabular and statistical information, examines the four major social institutions, viz., Marriage and Family; Village Economy; Stratification; and Power, Authority and influence. In the sweep of his analyses, the author highlights the structure and composition of the rural family, its level of education; marriage alliances; occupational mobility, and the land-holding patterns; caste hierarchy and caste councils; leadership patterns and factions in the rural polity. This empirical study, aimed at contributing to an intimate understanding of the rural life in Maharashtra, can be used with great advantage by all those interested in social and economic conditions in rural India.
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About the author

A.B. Hiramani

Dr. A.B. Hiramani obtained his M.A. in Sociology, and later the doctoral degree from the Marathwada University, Aurangabad, Maharashtra. He has undertaken extensive field research in the rural areas of Maharashtra and Haryana, and consequently has vast experience in his specialized discipline. He has already contributed several articles to the professional journals and published three memographed reports. Besides guiding a number of research projects, in his official capacity, he is involved in the teaching of Behavioural Sciences and Research Methodology at the Central Health Education Bureau, New Delhi. Dr. Hiramani is also lecturing students pursuing the Post-graduation at Delhi University. He is holding the responsible office of Deputy Assistant Director General (Research) at the Central health Education Bureau, New Delhi.

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Bibliographic information

Title Social Change in Rural India
Author A.B. Hiramani
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1977
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
length xvi+320p., Tables; Maps; References; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.