Dhurjati Prasad Mukerji was considered as one of the founding fathers of Indian sociology. He had worked intensively on the middle class of Indian society. He had witnessed different phases and changes in the society due to different nationalist movements. He had crucially worked upon middle class character and its role and its position in … Read more

Broken Promises: A critical examination of the Indian State’s approach to Caste Violence since Independence

The paper attempts to critically evaluate the Indian State’s Approach to caste violence against specific communities in a caste-ridden society which condones such violence through its inaction and ambivalence. Through a review of the existing literature, an attempt has been made to investigate the structural nature of the violence which is densely woven into the … Read more

Kirana stores and its integration in the global cities in India

Question: How is the experience of living in a global city intermeshed with the local? Abstract The main objective of this study is to analyse the impact of organised retailers (supermarket/hypermarket) on the unorganised retailers (Kirana store) that deal with the segment of food and grocery in the emerging global cities of India. The contemporary … Read more

Intersectionality is important to understand woman’s oppression

Intersectionality is a theoretical and analytical framework in sociology that highlights interconnectedness, complexity, and multiple types of overlapping discrimination that an individual may face depending on their race, gender, sexuality, age, ethnicity, physical ability, class, or any other characteristics that might locate them in the minority class (2017). In context of women’s oppression, this approach … Read more

Clothing in India: A Nationalist Discourse

The concept of Nation as an imagined community was developed by Benedict Anderson in his remarkable work ‘Imagined Communities’ published in 1983. Anderson rejects the assumptions that nation is a natural or inevitable entity. He asserts that nation is a cultural construct and they have aroused a deep sentiment among the citizen of any nation. … Read more

The Chamar Artisans: Industrialization, Skills and Social Mobility: Book Review

The Chamar Artisans: Industrialization, Skills and Social Mobility 1986 by Satish Kumar Sharma (Author) A brief abstract of the book The Chamars, who are the main subject of the book, have traditionally indulged in works like leather tanning, shoemaking, and dealing with the carcasses of dead animals in the village community, which is related to their hereditary … Read more