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

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

Sociology of India: Kinship, Family, and Marriage in India

India is widely regarded as one of the oldest civilizations in the world. It was also an early centre for organized religion, with many religions tracing their early roots to India. Hinduism is the largest religion in South Asia, but there are also substantial minorities of Christians and Muslims. India has even been known around … Read more