Rule of Bureaucracy in the Indian Structure of Democracy ( Essay )

In a federal structure like India bureaucracy refers to the system that is run by an indirectly elected body of officials. It covers all the 2000 federal government agencies, divisions, departments & commissions. The three most tangible forms of bureaucracy include the social security administration, the internal revenue service & the veteran benefits organisation. It’s … Read more

Modernization of Indian Traditions by Yogendra Singh: Summary

ABSTRACT: The phrase ‘modernization in India’ has generated years’ worth of contentions and debates within academic circles. Perhaps it was with this view that renowned sociologist, Yogendra Singh (1973) wrote the book titled ‘Modernization of Indian Traditions (A Systematic Study of Social Change)’ As promised in its preface, the book offers valuable insights about not … Read more

Emergence and Development of Sociology in India

Unearthing the Emergence and Journey Sociology in India:  From a Biased, Prejudiced Opinion to a Flourishing Academic Discipline Sociology came about as an academic discipline post World War 1, however, it was initially faced by neglect and prejudices. It gained prominence post-independence when new bouts of nationalist and anti-colonial thoughts ensued, as a result of … Read more

Understanding Khap Panchayats ( Sociological Perspective )

ABSTRACT: Khap Panchayats, which are community-based social institutions governing aspects of social and cultural life in certain parts of north-western India, have been quite long-standing socio-political institutions. Tracing the development of this institution is incomplete without a thorough examining of its socio-political intricacies. This article is going to focus on the history as well as the political … Read more

Why Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar Needs to be Recognised as the True Father of the Nation

In India, it is almost impossible to imagine one not having heard the name of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He, who is widely regarded as the ‘father of the nation’ in India had been elevated to the title of a ‘Mahatma’ or a ‘great soul’. Having followed the path of non-violence and Satyagraha, he was recognised … Read more

Caste Discrimination: Gandhi and Dr BR Ambedkar

The issue of caste has been central to the nation of India. The attempts to highlight the issue perhaps best-found voice in the Constituent Assembly debates where Dr. BR Ambedkar voiced the concerns regarding discrimination and prejudices on the base of caste and ensured during the making of the constitution the ideas of ‘equality’ and … Read more