The fifteenth volume of Transactions-and the workshop in April 1970 which led up to it-constitute new departures for the Indian Institute Of Advanced Study.
At its core are four major studies. Yogesh Atal sketches the behind-the-scenes considerations for his recently published study of the relationship between communication links and political participation. T. N. Madan examines the culture of the medical profession in two North Indian towns. Satish Saberwal explores the processes of urban social mobility at different points in the cast hierarchy in the Punjab, and Yogendra Singh analyses the academics' perceptions of their own role structure and of modernization.
Each study is concerned with a significant dimension of emergent India and each breaks new ground in methods and concepts. Considered critiques from the workshop participants appear with each paper, and M. S. Gore assesses the entire volume critically in his Introduction.
An important leap forward in the sociology of India.
About the Author:
SATISH SABERWAL has done fieldwork in Kenya and in the Punjab and taught at the University of Rochester, University of Alberta, and McGill University. Currently he is a Fellow at the Indian Institute Of Advanced Study.
YOGESH ATAL, has done fieldwork in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Utter Pradesh and has taught at Punjab University, Agra University, and the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He delivered the 1972 Gandhi Memorial Lectures in London. Currently he is a Director at the Indian Council of Social Science Research.
M. S. GORE,is one of India's senior sociologists. In the mid-sixties he co-ordinated a major programmed of studies in the sociology of education. Currently he is the Director of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Chairman, Indian Council of Social Science Research.
T. N. MADAN had done fieldwork in Kashmir and Utter Pradesh and taught at Lucknow University, Karnatak University, and the University of Illinois. He delivered the 1969 Mudaliar Lectures in Trivanrum. Currently he is head of the Asian Research Centre at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi.
YOGENDRA SINGH has done fieldwork in several Asian countries and taught at Agra University, University of Rajasthan, Jodhpur University, and McGill University. Currently he is the Chairman, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
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