According to Arnold J. Toynbee, ‘India is a world in itself; it is a society of the same immensity and importance as is our Western society’. In global perspective, the immensity, diversity, and unique importance of Indian society and culture can hardly be underestimated. This reference volume, first published in 1975, encompasses studies that reflect both the unity and diversity of India’s culture and social system.
Table of Contents
1. Methodology and Research Technology 2. Sociology: History and Theory 3. Social Psychology (General) 4. Group Interactions 5. Culture and Social Structure 6. Complex Organisations (Management) 7. Social Change and Economic Development 8. Mass Phenomena 9. Political Interactions 10. Social Differentiation 11. Rural Sociology and Agricultural Economics 12. Urban Structures and Ecology 13. Sociology of the Arts 14. Sociology of Education 15. Sociology of Religion 16. Social Control 17. Sociology of Science 18. Demography and Human Biology 19. The Family and Socialisation 20. Sociology of Health and Medicine 21. Social Problems and Social Welfare 22. Sociology of Knowledge 23. Community Development 24. Planning, Forecasting and Speculation 25. Radical Sociology 26. Environmental Interactions 27. Studies in Poverty 28. Studies in Violence