Social Movements in India

By: M.S.A. Rao

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While social Movements have emerged throughout the History of Indian Society and culture, their Study in a sociological Framework is recent. This book is the first of its kind to bring together twelve empirical studies of diverse social movements in different parts of the country. This book is divided into two parts. Part I includes six types of movements-peasant, backward classes, sectarian, tribal and women`s. The three peasant movements-Naxalbari movement in Bengal, Nijai Bol (declare ownership of land) and land grab movements in U.P. and the peasant movement in Telangana unfold the abject conditions of the Indian peasants, the way they organized around revolutionary ideologies of class struggle and the changes these movements has produced in Agrarian relations. The focus of backward Classes movements has been on protest reform and social transformation. One Paper points out parallels between the backward classes here and B lack movements in the U.S. A. in their fight against discriminations. There are four papers on Religious and sectarian movements among the Hindus and Muslims. The paper of Akhand Mahayoga, a Guru centered movement in Benaras, gives the insider`s view of the process of sect Formation by an American couple who got initiated into the sect. The two Essays on tribal movements reveal the Nature of stresses and strains that the Tribes are undergoing and their responses. The single paper on women`s movement shows the combination of traditional symbols and new roles in social mobilization during the Independence movement. A theoritical paper provides the Conceptual framework for analyzing diverse social movements. Printed Pages: 465

Title: Social Movements in India

Author Name: M.S.A. Rao

Categories: Sociology, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 8173043353

ISBN 13: 9788173043352

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 1200839

Keywords: Social Movements in India M.S.A. Rao