Synopsis: This article defines social stratification and explains its characteristics. It analyzes social stratification from the three theoretical perspectives in sociology and explains the different types of stratification systems in India. What is Social Stratification? The world is a diverse place. Human society is an assortment, a heterogeneous mixture. No culture, region, or people remain … Read more

Sociology of Law: Origin, Subject Matter and Developments

Synopsis: This article gives a brief overview of the broad subject matter of Sociology of Law. By understanding how the multifaceted sub-discipline varies from the traditional approaches, exploring how sociology can be used in different ways in legal studies, and providing various modern approaches to socio-legal discourses, the article aims to explain how sociology and law … Read more


Synopsis: Caste is an important topic of discussion under the umbrella of social segmentation, especially in the context of India where the caste system exists even today. To understand any social concept, which in this case is caste, there are three theoretical frameworks in Sociology. These act as tools which help examine a subject from … Read more

Karl Marx: Biography, Works, Contributions, Criticisms, and Beliefs

Karl Marx: Although Sociology as a discipline emerged much after Karl Marx’s death, and he had no connection to the subject matter itself, Marx has been assigned the status of a classical thinker in Sociology, and his theories continue to be examined and analyzed voraciously by sociologists and students of sociology. This article provides an … Read more

Emile Durkheim’s Contributions: Theories, Explanations, Examples

The purpose of this article is to provide a brief overview of some of the major theoretical contributions of French classical sociologist Émile Durkheim. The concepts discussed in the article are: solidarity and its different forms; the importance of sociology; crime in society; religion; and sacred and profane. Introduction: The famous French sociologist Émile Durkheim … Read more