Social Transformation in North-Western India During the 20th Century

By: Chetan Singh (Ed.)

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Over a hundred and fifty years after the mid-nineteenth century, North-Western India underwent a degree of social Transformation that was, indeed, impressive. A collective effort alone can unravel the Complex Nature of the processes underlying this remarkable change. This is what the book sets out to do. Its historical perspective reveals diverse modes of resistance and response, especially in the Punjab, to a Colonial Ideology that sought to institute subtle, yet powerful, forms of social control. After Independence, the much celebrated Green Revolution drew the peasantry of North-Western India into the vortex of economic trends that had unexpected and far-reaching consequences--which are today a matter of great concern. Long-term social currents that had been stirring rather slowly in the Region gained momentum. As a result, the process of societal change, started earlier, began to strain against the restrictive fabric of the traditional social order. Social Transformation in North-Western India endeavours to explain the multidimensionality of change that is so characteristic of the region. This book would be of Interest as much to the social scientist and the Policy maker as to the Journalist and the lay reader. Contents: I. HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES : 1. Socio-cultural Transformation Among the Sikhs Under Colonial Rule/J.S. Grewal 2. Sikh Resurgence and Control : The Golden Temple/Veena Sachdeva 3. Sanatan Dharm Institutions in Colonial Punjab/Sheena Pall 4. Reflections on Punjabi Society in Transition in Bhishm Sahni`s Novel Maiya Das Ki Madi/Harish C. Sharma and Radha Sharma 5. Changing Attitudes Towards Medicine in Colonial Punjab/Sasha 6. Home Away from Home : Punjabi-Sikhs in Eastern India/Himadri Banerjee II. ECONOMIC TRENDS AND THE PEASANTRY : 7. Agrarian Transformation and Marginalization of the Poor Peasantry in Punjab/Sucha Singh Gill 8. Social Transformation in Rural Punjab Since the Green Revolution : A Study of the Rural Poor/Manjit Singh 9. The Green Revolution, Globalization and the Punjab Peasantry : Some Cultural Dimensions of Change/Kumool Abbi 10. The Industrial Base of Punjab : Linkages with Urban Structure/Kusum Chopra and Atiya Habeeb Kidwai III. SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION : 11. Large-scale Conversions to Christianity in Late Nineteenth Century Punjab as an Early Dalit Movement/John C.B. Webster 12. Widows in North-Western India Under Colonial Rule/Reeta Grewal 13. Socio-economic Transformation of the Scheduled Castes in North-Western India : A Study of Inter and Intra-regional Differentials/Surya Kant. Printed Pages: 528

Title: Social Transformation in North-Western India During the 20th Century

Author Name: Chetan Singh (Ed.)

Categories: Sociology, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 817304838X

ISBN 13: 9788173048388

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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