Historical Sociology in India

1st Edition

Hetukar Jha

Routledge India
Published November 28, 2017
Reference - 144 Pages
ISBN 9780815376521 - CAT# K349895

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This book is a comprehensive study of historical sociology and its development, especially in the Indian context. It looks at the works of Indian sociologists and analyses their approaches in terms of book-view (normative) and field-view (descriptive) history. The volume:

• critically appraises reports of empirical surveys conducted during early colonial rule — including those by H. T. Colebrooke, Francis Buchanan, William Adam;

• engages with the works of sociologists such as M. N. Srinivas, Ramkrishna Mukherjee, Louis Dumont, Nicholas Dirks, Bernard Cohn, Yogendra Singh, D. N. Dhanagare, A. M Shah, T. K. Oommen, among others; and

• shows how historical perspective has been adopted in understanding aspects of Indian society — villages, castes, traditions, socio-cultural change, education, peasants and their movements, etc.

Presenting an alternative idea of social reality, this book will deeply interest students and scholars of sociology, social theory, and social history.


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