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DAULAT DARBAR is an autobiographical account of a common Indian citizen who worked in the Railways in various positions-from that of a simple marker of packages to a station master. From his vantage point can be seen the social change that India has undergone in the past eight decades, particularly in Mewar-a former princely state in southern Rajasthan. Simply told, this story is an anthropological exercise exemplifying the use of the life-history technique combined with participant observation for more than 50 years!! This was possible because the author of Daulat Darbar happens to be the son of the principal character of the story.

The reader, as he goes along, will smoothly move from the past to the present. He will get a glimpse of old Mewar-its villages and the capital city, of the caste structure, of life in roadside railway stations. He will see the process of upward ascendancy of a lower middle class Brahman family, and the crises of values and conflict of generations that characterize a modern parvenu family. A good sociological case study, an anthropological life history, the book reads like a novel.

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Professor Yogesh Atal is a sociologist of international renown, currently with UNESCO as Principal Director in the Sector of Social and Human Sciences. After having taught at the University of Saugar, Punjab University, Agra University, and at the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, he became the first research Director at the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) in 1971. He was invited by UNESCO in 1974 to be the first Regional Adviser for Social and Human Sciences in Asia and the Pacific. In 1993, he moved to Paris to be UNESCO's Coordinator for the work related to the World Summit for Social Development.

Born on October 9, 1937, Professor Atal holds M.A. and Ph. D. degrees from the University of Saugar, and a D.Sc. degree (Hons). He received the accolade, Man of the Year, from the American Biographical Institute, Maharana Mewar Award, and the Albert Einstein International Academy Foundation's Cross of Merit. He was 1972 Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Lecturer at the University of London.

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Daulat Darbar (The Life Story of A Retired Railway Station Master)

Item Code:
NAT151
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PAPERBACK
Edition:
1998
ISBN:
8171981709
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ENGLISH
Size:
8.50 X 5.50 inch
Pages:
168
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DAULAT DARBAR is an autobiographical account of a common Indian citizen who worked in the Railways in various positions-from that of a simple marker of packages to a station master. From his vantage point can be seen the social change that India has undergone in the past eight decades, particularly in Mewar-a former princely state in southern Rajasthan. Simply told, this story is an anthropological exercise exemplifying the use of the life-history technique combined with participant observation for more than 50 years!! This was possible because the author of Daulat Darbar happens to be the son of the principal character of the story.

The reader, as he goes along, will smoothly move from the past to the present. He will get a glimpse of old Mewar-its villages and the capital city, of the caste structure, of life in roadside railway stations. He will see the process of upward ascendancy of a lower middle class Brahman family, and the crises of values and conflict of generations that characterize a modern parvenu family. A good sociological case study, an anthropological life history, the book reads like a novel.

About the Author

Professor Yogesh Atal is a sociologist of international renown, currently with UNESCO as Principal Director in the Sector of Social and Human Sciences. After having taught at the University of Saugar, Punjab University, Agra University, and at the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, he became the first research Director at the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) in 1971. He was invited by UNESCO in 1974 to be the first Regional Adviser for Social and Human Sciences in Asia and the Pacific. In 1993, he moved to Paris to be UNESCO's Coordinator for the work related to the World Summit for Social Development.

Born on October 9, 1937, Professor Atal holds M.A. and Ph. D. degrees from the University of Saugar, and a D.Sc. degree (Hons). He received the accolade, Man of the Year, from the American Biographical Institute, Maharana Mewar Award, and the Albert Einstein International Academy Foundation's Cross of Merit. He was 1972 Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Lecturer at the University of London.

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