Migration and Caste In India

India’s caste system is among the world’s oldest forms of surviving social stratification (“What is India’s caste system?”, 2019). The caste system in India has existed for eons now and while some claim caste-based discrimination does not take place anymore, it is very much alive and kicking. Most scholars believe that occupation, survival of tribal … Read more

What is the concept of Westernization and Explanation

Westernization introduction Sociology in India bears the imprint of western sociology, but differ in the evaluation of the impact of western sociology. Sociology emerged in western society out of a socio-historical background which had its origins in the enlightenment period. However, westernization a term emerged in the Indian context, when India was a colony of … Read more

Sanskritization : Meaning, Characteristics, Modes, Examples & Overview

As our society has been almost ruled by Dominant castes, it overlooked lower caste people. Thus a term and practice also emerged as a result of Purity and Pollution concept i.e. Sanskritization. This phenomenon was first observed by M.N. Srinivas who profoundly found that people of low caste were intimidating other castes rituals in their … Read more

Main Features of Caste system

Society’s classification has changed the course of society since ancient times. A caste system’s characteristics include a sense of superiority and inferiority among people of different classes. The caste system effect was so influential that its traces are still found at some corners, up to some extent. Many references emphasize the importance of being at … Read more

M.N.Srinivas Biography and Contribution to indian sociology

M.N Srinivas full name Mysore Narasimhachar Srinivas. He was born in 1916 in Mysore and passed away in 1999 in Bangalore. He was one of the best Indian sociologists. He was a Brahmin. His studies are prominent in the area of caste and its other classifications, Sanskritization and many other topics that revolve around caste … Read more