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

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Teaching Sociology in India

interrogate all these important issues in a The Practice of Sociology, Maitrayee Chaudhury (ed); Orient Longman, New Delhi, 2003; P G JOGDAND This edited volume consists of 15 articles including an exhaustive introduction by the editor. The opening remarks of the book make it amply clear as to how there was a felt need to examine the practice of sociology in India. It has been observed that something was missing when we teach this discipline in the classroom. There is no connection between the subject of sociology taught to the students and the everyday social reality they live in. There is a vast difference between theory and practice. Many issues have been discussed in this volume such as the relevance of sociology, its image, employment opportunities, the relationship between sociology, society and the self, theory and reality, etc. And to address these issues the contributors have drawn their analysis from close interactions with students. The syllabus that is being framed, the intellectual legacy and pedagogy adopted, and the relationship between the teacher and the students

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