This Volume Is A Compilation Of A Series Of Lectures Delivered By The Eminent Social Anthropologist M. N. Srinivas. These Lectures Have Been Widely. Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Feb 1, , Satish Deshpande and others published M.N. Srinivas on sociology and social change in. The Indian rural society has undergone considerable change in the recent past, The important features of the Indian social structure are- predominant rural.

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Though these essays have become decades old now, the book remains a work worth reading for multiple times.

Srinivas has written about how, as an “overprotected Brahmin boy”, he experien ced his first “culture shocks not more than fifty yards from the back wall of our house This book has changed the way I see my home, town, state and nation forever. Equally important, especially from a reader’s view point, is his empirical approach to illustrate the ideas.

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Rao in Bangalore as Joint Director, a position he gave up in Want to Read Currently Reading Read. While concepts like Sanskritization and Westernization have helped the understanding of complex, often seemingly contradictory trends in society, Prof. Notify me of new posts via email. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. User Review – Flag as inappropriate ok.

May 27, Sreejith MS rated it really liked it. You are commenting using your WordPress. Srinivas deals with the problem of changing values in Indian society today.


To ask other readers questions about Social Change in Modern Indiaplease sign up. Srinivas would later recall that the seeds f or his ideas on sanskritisation were sown during his fieldwork for his M. User Review – Flag as inappropriate very nice book!!! Praval Priyaranjan rated it really liked it Jul 25, Natarajan Gajapathy rated it it was amazing Nov 17, Lists with This Book. Tejas Harad rated it it was amazing Jul 26, Ajay Bhargav rated it really liked it Aug 05, Srinivas expands upon this concept of caste mobility in the following chapter.

Srinivas examines the processes of Sanskritization and Westernization to understand religious, cultural, and social change in modern India. It has also changed the way I see myself and the goals I have set for myself.

Introduces you to the term ‘Sanskritization’ and ‘Brahminization’. Praveen Palugari rated it it was amazing May 25, Social Change in Modern India.

Mohd Tahir rated it liked it Nov 08, In retrospect, it is not surprising that I became an anthropologist, an anthropologist all of whose fieldwork was in his own country. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Narayan, is a collection of essays – some biographical, some on caste disputes m.n.srinivws-social Rampura, an account “idiosyncratic, if not capricious” of Banga lore, and so on. It also meant obtaining the services of a Brahmin priest at various rites de passage, performing Sanskritic calendrical festivals, visiting famous pilgrimage centers, and finally, attempting to obtain a better knowledge of the sacred literature.


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Social Change in Modern India by M.N. Srinivas

Women’s Education, Autonomy, and Reproductive Behaviour: No eBook available Orient Blackswan Amazon. Srinivas’ essay on the study of one’s own society continue to engage The concepts dealt with in the essays included here have had, and continue to have, considerable influence on the discussions on change in Indian society.

They laughed at the kind of things we were doing. Common terms and phrases all-India areas Arya Samaj Backward Classes Backward Classes Movement Banaras Bengal Beteille bhajans Bombay Brahmins British rule caste groups caste system census cent changes Christianity claim Cohn Coorgs culture economic elite Gujarat Harijans harikathas hierarchy high castes Hindu Hinduism Ibid ideas important increased Indian society instance institutions Irschick jatis Kerala Kshatriya labour land landowning large number lineages Lingayats low castes lower castes M.

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I chose ‘sociology’ as my optional subject for civil service exam out of interest. Account Options Sign in. Interestingly, in the book Village, Caste, Gender and Methodhe also included two short stories.