About the Book :
Of all my writings, the present book Indian Social Structure and Change has given me maximum satisfaction. It has reached out to students of various disciplines and pursuits, and has not remained confined to senior school students only. College and university students and those preparing for competitive examinations have equally found it useful. It has a reasonably wide coverage with a focus on national integration. The book is quintessentially interdisciplinary in nature as it brings history into its orbit, and takes sociology to history and other spheres of knowledge. Various chapters have been arranged in a logically sound sequence. Analysis of caste, family, village and urban life, weaker sections, status of women and processes of social change has been presented with up-to-date data and illustrations. It is hoped that the book will be received by students, teachers and people in general with greater significance and usefulness.
About the Author :
K.L. Sharma was formerly Professor of Sociology at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. During his stint at JNU from 1972 to 2003, he held several academic and administrative positions, including the one of Rector (pro-Vice-Chancellor). Prof. Sharma was Vice-Chancellor at the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, during 2003-2005. From 1991 onwards, he was Visiting Professor for five times at College de France, Paris. He has supervised more than one hundred M.Phil and Ph.D students, and has published twenty books and seventy research papers.