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MSO 004 Sociology in India

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Overview

This course introduces students to Indian society and to the sociological understanding of Indian society in terms of its institutions, social processes and their dynamics. Towards this endeavour besides engaging the students with the historical understanding of development of sociology in India, it engages them with the dynamics of caste, tribes, religion, gender, family marriage, kinship, social classes in the contests of fast change and transformation in the society. It also focuses on the issues of migration, industrialization, globalization, communalism, secularism and social movements in Indian society and their sociological understanding. Course Credit 8

Syllabus

Sociology in India

BLOCK 1:

Week 1

Unit-1 Social Background of the Emergence of Sociology in India

Week 2

Unit-2 Emergence of the Discipline: Issues and Themes

Unit-3 Village Studies in India

BLOCK 2:

Week 3

Unit-5 Brahminical Perspective

Unit-6 View from the Field

Week 4

Unit-7 Ambedkar and Lohia on Caste

Unit-8 Census Perspective

BLOCK 3:

Week 5

Unit-9 The Household and the Family

Unit-10 The Household as a Cooperative—Conflicting Unit

Week 6

Unit-11 Marriage and Its Changing Patterns

Unit-12 Descent and Alliance Approaches to the Study of Kinship in India

BLOCK 4:

Week 7

Unit-13 Agrarian Classes and Categories

Unit-14 The Working Class

Week 8

Unit-15 The Middle Class

Unit-16 Gender, Caste and Class

BLOCK 5:

Week 9

Unit-17 Tribe, Territory and Common Property Resources

Unit-18 Tribe and Caste

Week 10

Unit-19 Elwin and Ghurye’s Perspectives on Tribes

Unit-20 Social Differentiation among Tribes

BLOCK 6:

Week 11

Unit-21 Religion and Politics

Unit-22 Religion and Culture

Week 12

Unit-23 Cohesive and Divisive Dimensions of Religion

Unit-24 Secularisation

BLOCK 7:

Week 13

Unit-25 Urbanization

Unit-26 Migration

Week 14

Unit-27 Industrialisation

Unit-28 Globlisation

BLOCK 8:

Week 15

Unit-29 Social Movements: Meanings and Dimensions

Unit-30 Types of Social Movements

Week 16

Unit-31 Peasants Movements

Unit-32 New Social Movements

Taught by

Prof. Debal K. SinghaRoy

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