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Indian Sociology: From Where to Where: Footnotes to the History of the Discipline

Yogesh Atal (Author)
Synopsis Indian Sociology: From Where to Where is a collection of essays written by a leading Indian sociologist during his long career as a teacher and research administrator, both in India and abroad. The reader will find, at one place, the writings of this seminal author on the growth and development of Indian sociology. These essays not only chronicle the developments in the discipline, but also put them in the perspective of sociology of sociology and in the context of Asian social science. Professor Atal had the unique opportunity of not only witnessing but also contributing to the development of social sciences in the region of Asia and the Pacific in his capacity as UNESCO’s regional adviser for social and human sciences. The volume will be invaluable for those interested in knowing about the history of Indian sociology.
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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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Bibliographic information

Title Indian Sociology: From Where to Where: Footnotes to the History of the Discipline
Author Yogesh Atal
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rawat Publications
Language: English
isbn 8170337607
length 255p.