This latest edition to the ISA handbook series actively engages with the many traditions of sociology in the world. Twenty-nine chapters from prominent international contributors discuss, challenge and re-conceptualize the global discipline of sociology; evaluating the diversities within and between sociological traditions of many regions and nation-states. They assess all aspects of the discipline: ideas and theories; scholars and scholarship; practices and traditions; ruptures and continuities through an international perspective. Its goal is to become a text for debating the contours of international sociology.
Chapter 23: At Crossroads: Sociology in India1
At Crossroads: Sociology in India1
The teaching of sociology in India started more than nine decades ago – in 1919 at the University of Bombay. However, the discipline (as anthropology) had established its presence decades earlier as a result of the need of the colonial government to classify, categorize and document the people under its rule. After ...