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Managing Multiplicity

An individual's multiple roles in a complex society that often does not overlap with that of another individual allows for the development of linkages and interactions among members of a society. Insularity develops when areas of interaction develop giving rise to boundaries limiting groups. This paper applies this dual framework to study the fluidity of groups that have emerged in Indian history and to study the uniquely 'sandwich cultures' that have developed.

Sarcasm, but No Stamina

(Paranjpe, op cit, p 6); and that differential rates of interest are desirable (Khusro, p 63), But none of the papers even attempts to judge whether the prevailing level (as distinct from the structure) and regime of interest rates is appropriate and realistic.

Not for Debate

September 25, 1971 The authors have done well in providing good evidence on marketing costs and in disproving popular misconceptions regarding inefficiency in the marketing trade.

Professionalisation of Sociologists

Yogesh Atal THE professionalisation of an academic subject is indicated by the quality of its social organisation. When practitioners of the discipline get organised into a professional association and start to interact with fellow colleagues through written media, and in conferences and seminars, the seeds of professionalism begin to gain ground. Sociology in India has crossed this threshold. Practising sociologists now belong to the Indian Sociological Society. Its constitution and its 'managing committee' perform the necessary 'gate-keeping function' to ensure legitimate entry. An annual conference has become a distinctive feature of the Society.

Too little, Too Late

Too little, Too Late Yogesh Atal Social Change in a North Indian Village by A P Barnabas; The Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi; 1969; pp 179; Rs 10.

Citizen s Sense of Political Efficacy

This paper is an essay in evolving a Sense of Political Efficacy index for the Indian setting, modelled after a similar index evolved in USA, Analysis of data suggests that people having a higher sense of political efficacy are in the age group 26-34, Hindus, educated upto the primary level, in the income range of Rs 100-300 per month, engaged in medium-rank occupations, native residents', and have an overall lower socio-economic status.

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