ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Shaping Sociology

The Practice of Sociology edited by Maitrayee Chaudhuri; Orient Longman, New Delhi, 2003; MANISH KUMAR THAKUR By frequently turning their gaze on the chequered trajectory of the growth and development of the discipline, sociologists in India have contributed much to the critical self-reflexivity of Indian sociology. The volume under review (a much delayed re-incarnation of a seminar held in 1997) extends this tradition while adding to the existing literature on the practices of the discipline. It engages with the issues of teaching and research, pedagogy and curriculum, institutional settings and classroom activities as well as the interface between sociology and the related areas of disciplinary enquiry such as cultural and women

The Village Revisited

literature illuminating, and greatly modi- The Village in India edited by fying, the prevalent common sense con- Vandana Madan; cerning the Indian village. Oxford University Press, Delhi, 2002; In course of time, a series of widely pp x + 477, Rs 650. divergent studies of the village came to constitute an intellectually stimulating disciplinary tradition of enquiry

Everyday Life of the Subaltern

Rewriting the Language of Politics: Kisans in Colonial Bihar by Arun Kumar; Manohar, 2001; pp 234, Rs 475.

Seventeen Blind (Wo)Men and an Elusive Elephant

Contemporary India – Transitions, Peter Ronald deSouza (ed); Sage Publications, New Delhi, 2000; pp 388, Rs 475.
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