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An Apostle of Sociological Theory

A student and fellow sociologist reminisces about Yogendra Singh, a distinguished scholar and theorist, and a founding member of sociology centres at the University of Rajasthan and Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Biased and Prejudiced View of Sociologists

This rejoinder takes issue with the view expressed by Vivek Kumar in "How Egalitarian Is Indian Sociology?" (EPW, 18 June 2016).

Why India Needs JNU

A lifelong associate of Jawaharlal Nehru University reflects on what JNU means to higher education, research, and indeed what it means to the people of India.

Social Change in Tribal India

October 12, 1985 Social Change in Tribal India K L Sharma Tribal Movements in India, Volumes I and II, edited by K S Singh; Manohar Publications, New Delhi; pp XVII + 405 and XVI + 414, Rs 125 and Rs 150.

Agrarian Stratification-Old Issues, New Explanations and New Issues, Old Explanations

developed location in a non-tax imposing State. In case the entrepreneur is keen to operate in any developed location, his operations would contribute towards the financing of economic operations in under developed areas. Pending the formulation of .such a development tax through the national tax system, State governments could take recourse to such a tax measure to raiseadditional resources.

Agrarian Stratification-Old Issues, New Explanations and New Issues, Old Explanations

Agrarian Stratification Old Issues, New Explanations and New Issues, Old Explanations K L Sharma The differentiation of peasantry and the mode of production are old issues. Therefore to find out entirely new explanations for them would be to ignore the traditional structure and process of change affecting that structure. The new issues are land reforms, green revolution, adult franchise, and some other such structural innovations, but the explanations to understand them are mainly traditional ones: caste, family background, regional affinity and language have always played a crucial role in the traditionalisation of these post-Independence devices, This paper is published in two parts. The second part will appear next week.

Jharkhand Movement in Bihar

K L Sharma Three factors were crucial in the Jharkhand movement: (1) the administrative unity of the region; (2) exploitation of the people and the material resources of the region by 'outsiders', mainly north Biharis; and (3) ethnic differences between the people of Chhotanagpur and Santhal Parganas and the people of north Bihar.

Modernisation and Rural Stratification-An Application at the Micro-Level

Modernisation and Rural Stratification An Application at the Micro-Level K L Sharma Modernisation depends upon two basic characteristics of society, viz, institutionalisation of modern values and adaptability of the society concerned. These two attributes are closely associated with stratification and cultural legitimation.

Stresses in Caste Stratification-A Study of Six Villages in Rajasthan

A Study of Six Villages in Rajasthan K L Sharma Significant changes have taken place in the caste structure over the past 30 years. These follow two types of changes that have taken place in the village community

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