ISBN 9788132113898,State of India's Livelihoods Report 2011

State of India's Livelihoods Report 2011


Anand Kumar



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9788132113898

ISBN-10 8132113896


Number of Pages 468 Pages
Language (English)


Political Sociology of India, is a selection of essays on polity and society which represents outstanding contributions of three generations of eminent scholars about political sociology of India. The selected authors also include some of the leading lights of the Indian Sociological Society. The papers selected for the volume provide a holistic view of the major concerns and perspectives of eminent post-colonial sociologists as well as the range of diversities in conceptualizing and analyzing the complexities of Indian social formation. Table of Contents: Series Note Preface Introduction Anand Kumar The Conceptual Aspects Caste and Class: Some Aspects of Continuity and Change Yogendra Singh Hierarchical and Competitive Inequality Andr Bteille Sociological Issues in the Analysis of Social Movements in Independent India T.K. Oommen Movements of Protest, Construction of Centres and State Formation in India and Europe S.N. Eisenstadt and Harriet Hartman The Indian State in Crisis? Nationalism and Nation-Building Partha N. Mukherji Institutions The Panchayati Raj and the Democratic Policy Liij Raj Chauhan Trade Unions in India - A Sociological Approach N.R. Sheth Civil Society, State and Democracy: Lessons for India P.K.B. Nayar Democracy and Leadership: The Gendered Voice in Politics Sujata D. Hazarika Processes Meaning and Process of Tribal Integration in a Democratic Society B.K. Roy Burman Landholding Pattern and Power-Relations in a Mysore Village C Parvathamma The Mid-Term Poll in a Village in Outer Delhi Constituency M. S A Rao Nation-State and Open Systems of Stratification: Making Room for the 'Politics of Commitment' Dipankar Gupta Understanding the Modern Dalit Movement John C B Webster Assertive Identities, Indigeneity and the Politics of Recognition as a Tribe: The Bhutias, the Lepchas and the Limbus of Sikkim Vibha Arora Methodological Issues Relevance of the Marxist Approach to the Study of Indian Society A.R. Desai Co-operatives and Castes in Maha-rashtra: A Case Study B.S. Baviskar Power Elite in Rural India: Some Questions and Clarifications K.L. Sharma Education and the Emerging Patterns of Political Orientations: A Sociological Analysis Ehsanul Haq Studying Communal Riots in India: Some Methodological Issues Vinod K. Jairath Index Appendix of Sources