This is a comprehensive sociological study of the processes and problems of modernization in contemporary India. It refers to the vast range of changes that are taking place today in the forms and functions of the Indian ‘social structure’ and ‘traditions’. Some questions examined with the help of rich secondary data are: How are the major traditions of Hinduism and Islam responding to the demands of modernization? How are the structures, political, economic and occupational, or social categories such as the elite, professional groups, working classes, etc., undergoing adaptive changes towards modernization? How have the caste, family and village systems responded to the forces of modernization? What could be the future critical issues of modernization in India? This book studies all these topics with a critical review of concepts and theories of social change. The theoretical analysis not only places the existing concepts into their logical and meaningful context, but also offers an alternative conceptual scheme for the study of social change in India.
About the Author
Yogendra Singh is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has occupied several senior positions in the academic institutions in India and taught and lectured at the most campuses in the Western and Asian countries. He has done fieldwork in India and several South-Asian countries. His publications include Ideology and Theory in Indian Sociology, Social Stratification and Change in India, Indian Sociology: Social Conditioning and Emerging Concerns, Social Change in India: Crisis and Resilience and Culture Change in India: Identity and Globalization.
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