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Western Educated Elites and Social change in India

This article is the result of an exercise in re-reading M N Srinivas's book, "Social Change in Modern India ." This is, of course, not a review of the book. The attempt is to seek the validity and relevance of the concepts of westernisation and sanskritisation in the context of India, seventeen years after the public expression of Srinivas's thinking. It is, therefore, necessary to outline the context then and now. The attempt implies the readers perspective which is delineated in Section I. In section II the elites are taken up for re-reading and reflecting. Section III is the concluding note.

Muslim Educational Backwardness

Muslim Educational Backwardness I P Desai IMTIAZ AHMED (September 5) has done well in raisins the plane of explanation for, and diagnosis of the educational backwardness and under- represenration of the Muslims. Muslims will have to think on the lines suggested by him even if no other communities existed or even if they existed but power was in the hands of the Muslims as in Pakistan or Bangladesh.

Anti-Reservation Agitation and Structure of Gujarat Society

This article attempts to analyse the implications of the anti-reservation agitation for the total Structure of Gujarat society. It argues that the system of reservations, even though introduced by the State, has now become a weapon in the hands of the various deprived groups in their struggle against socially entrenched upper caste and upper class interests.

Craft of Sociology in India-An Autobiographical Perspective

An Autobiographical Perspective I P Desai The present state of sociological research in India cannot he understood without inquiring into its historical background. This is equally true of the work of an individual which too has to be viewed in the context of the development of the discipline and the involvement of the individual researcher in that development.

Craft of Sociology in India-An Autobiographical Perspective

An Autobiographical Perspective I P Desai The present state of sociological research in India cannot be understood without inquiring into its historical background. This is equally true of the work of an individual which too has to be viewed in the context of the development of the discipline and the involvement of the individual researcher in that development.

Understanding Occupational Change in India

Occupational change has been understood largely as change in the activities of the members of a society to earn their livelihood. The change is observed in terms of changes in the distribution of these activities in the socio-economic structure of society. From this it is only a step further to describe change by classifying activities in terms of role expectations and positions and evaluation of these role positions.

Caste and Politics

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Caste and Politics

I P Desai This article examines the widely prevalent view that caste dominates the distribution and use of political power and the ways and means of achieving such power to a degree which vitiates the work- ing of the political system in spite of its rational-legal basis and its parliamentary democratic form.

Sources of Social Change in India

Social Change in Modern India by M N Srinivas; University of California Press, Kerkeley, 1966; pp 194; $ 5.00.

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