ISBN 9789351281412,Sociology of Sanitation 2015

Sociology of Sanitation 2015


B.K. Nagla



Kalpaz Publications

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789351281412

ISBN-10 9351281418


Number of Pages 372 Pages
Language (English)


logy of Sanitation which forms the basic theme of this book acquires utmost relevance. Sulabh founder Bindeshwar Pathak pitched for including sanitation in the study of sociology. “The inclusion of this subject as one of the disciplines will not only enlarge the scope of sociology but will also be helpful in solving the problems of society in relation to sanitation, social deprivation, water, public health, hygiene, poverty, gender equality, welfare of the children and empowering knowledge for sustainable development,” he said. (Source: IANS) This book will be of interest to a wide range of readers, from students, teachers, and scholars, to engineers, sanitarians, health personnel, administrators, planners and others concerned with improving sanitation in poor communities. About The Author:- B.K. Nagla studied at Udaipur University, Udaipur and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and obtained Ist class in M.A. in 1972 from Udaipur and also received M.Phil. in 1974 and Ph.D. in 1978 from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Before joining at M.D. University in 1978, he has researched at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and also taught at M.S. University, Baroda and Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, New Delhi. He retired as professor of sociology from M.D.University Rohtak, Haryana in 2006. After the retirement from M.D.University, Rohtak, he worked as consultant at Kota Open University and also joined at Banaras Hindu University as Professor on Babu Jagjivan Ram Chair. He has completed a large number of projects sponsored by UGC, ICSSR, NGO and state and central government. He is distinguished social analyst. His work includes political sociology, sociology of profession, sociology of deviance and crime and studies on underprivileged. He has published about ten books and 50 research papers in national and international journals. The main books are: Factionalism, Politics and Social Structure; Political Sociology; Women Crime and Law; Development and Transformation; Introducing Sociology; Indian Sociological Thought; Social Stratification and Social Mobility etc. He is awarded an ISC Fellow Award for the growth and Development of the Indian Society of Criminology given by the Council of the Indian Society of Criminology, affiliated with the International Society of Criminology, Paris. Recently, he is also awarded a lifetime achievement award from Rajasthan Sociological society. He travelled to many countries like United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherland, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Spain, Singapore, Canada and USA etc. for various personal and academic assignments. Contents:- Foreword 3 Preface 5 Biographical Note on Dr Bindeshwar Pathak 9 1. Introduction 25 2. Perspectives and Orientations 45 3. Sanitation, Health and Society 75 4. Culture and Sanitation 99 5. Social Structure and Sanitation 123 6. Toilet as a Tool of Social Change 151 7. Environmental Sanitation 173 8. State and Sanitation in India 195 9. Sulabh Sanitation Movement in India 215 10. Globalisation and Sanitation 245 11. Epilogue 261 12. Case Studies 273 13. Glossary 305 Appendices 315 1. Safeguarding Humanity: Dr Bindeshwar Pathak 317 2. Historical Development of Toilets 335 3. Glimpses of Sulabh 363 Index 367