Talking Sociology

By: Ramin Jahanbegloo

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Description A well-known name in contemporary sociology, Dipankar Gupta’s wide range of scholarship and popular columns have justly earned him the reputation of being one of India’s leading public intellectuals. Talking Sociology provides a complete panorama of Gupta’s life and works and his contribution to Indian sociology. In this book of conversations, he shares insights into the key areas of Indian sociology, such as the problem of social stratification, citizenship and democracy, and the caste system and ethnic groups in India. It also discusses the influence of prominent thinkers on Gupta’s works, such as Claude Lévi Strauss, Talcott Parsons, André Beteille, and John Rawls. The ninth in the series of Ramin Jahanbegloo’s conversations with the prominent intellectuals who have made a significant impact in shaping the modern Indian thought, this book discusses Gupta’s array of work and its redefinition and reconstruction of the central concepts of sociology, taking it beyond its disciplinary boundaries. Table of contents Contents Dipankar Gupta: Making Sense of India and Modernity I From Bihar to Delhi A Bengali Household Growing Up in an Apolitical Family Nehruvian Times and the Partition Effect An Agnostic Indian The Art of Being a Bengali An Unhappy School Boy A Mumbai Man Entering Academics and the Delhi School of Economics Appreciating Philosophy The Joshi Influence The JNU Years Politics at JNU II Thinking Sociology Doctoral Work The Emergency Years Learning Experiences in the West Becoming a Regular Teacher Ethics and Business Reading Emmanuel Levinas Contributions to Indian Sociology Thinking with the French Culture The Impact of Lévi-Strauss III Citizenship and Democracy Revolution from above The Comparative Mood and the Indian Laboratory The Role of the Citizen–Elite Gandhi and the West Gandhi and the Political Grammar of Democracy Exoticizing Gandhi Thinking Non-violence Today Gandhi, Nehru, and the Constitution Ram Mohan Roy and Saint Simon Fraternity and Empathy Citizenship and Indianness IV Caste, Village, and Modernity How to Judge Rural India Are We Moderns? Orientalism and Caste The End of Caste? Caste and Elections in India V Communalism and Ethnicity Sikh Identity Politics The Sikh Identity Nation States and Their Enemies The Sacralization of India Nationalism and Grievances The Role of Sociologists in Democracies VI Modern Institutions and Cultural Spaces Space, Non-space, and Secularization The Sacred in Indian Politics Religion and the State Reason and Progress References Index Printed Pages: 192

Title: Talking Sociology

Author Name: Ramin Jahanbegloo

Categories: Sociology, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Oxford University Press: 2018

ISBN: 0199489378

ISBN 13: 9780199489374

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 1202633

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