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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Development of Sociology in India

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam


The objective the course is to sensitize the participants about the trajectory of sociology in India, pioneers of Indian sociology, spread of sociology in various universities/institute. It also sketch the profile of the social scientist and their significant contribution in developing sociology in India.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Faculty, Scholars and StudentsPREREQUISITES : B.A. in Sociology, Social Anthropology
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : UGC, Higher education, Universities



Week 1 - Emergence of Indian Sociology & Indigenization of Sociology, Indological perspectiveWeek 2 - Structural-functional perspective, Civilizational perspectiveWeek 3 - Marxian perspective, Feminist perspectiveWeek 4 - Subaltern perspective & Dalit Perspective, Environmental perspective

Taught by

Prof. Ashish Saxena

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