Author:A.M. Shah


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Sociology and History: Dialogues Towards Integration

By: A.M. Shah

Price: $17.95

Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan Pvt. Ltd: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 900496

ISBN: 9789386392640

Condition: New

Conceived as a series of dialogues between Shah and his fellow social scientists, and indeed between the two disciplines of Sociology and History, essays in this collection nuance ethnographic fact with a historical dimension in ways that were path-breaking for their time. The book includes Shah’s well-known study of the Vahivancha Barots—traditional record-keepers of genealogies and narrators and creators of myths. The focus on genealogical depth explains the vital role this group plays in legitimizing lineage, clan, and a suitable ancestry traced back to a glorious mythological past. M.... View more info

The Writings of A. M. Shah: The Household and Family in India

By: A.M. Shah

Price: $21.75

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2014

Seller ID: 101998

ISBN: 8125053409

Condition: New

This volume brings together the seminal contributions of the sociologist Professor A. M. Shah to the study of the household and family in India. The Household Dimension of the Family in India (Book One) was widely regarded as a landmark study when it first appeared in 1973. It combines micro and macro perspectives, and offers a rigorous critique of the stereotype of the ‘decline’ of the joint family under conditions of industrial modernisation. This book continues to be used as a principal text in many family and kinship courses in sociology departments across the country. It is reproduced... View more info

Sociology and History: Dialogues Towards Integration

By: A.M. Shah

Price: $11.65

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Kaveri Book Service: 2016

Seller ID: 111141

ISBN: 8125060138

Condition: New

Printed Pages: 254. View more info

Essays on Suicide and Self Immolation

By: A.M. Shah & Lancy Lobo (Eds.)

Price: $66.90

Publisher: New Delhi, Primus Books: 2018

Seller ID: 701481

ISBN: 9789386552891

Condition: New

This book is a collection of papers on suicide and self-immolation, reprinted from the almost forgotten Journal of the Anthropological Society of Bombay, published in 1886-1936. The book carries Foreword by Professor Ashis Nandy on death and self in culture. Part I includes nineteen papers, analysing statistics of suicides committed in Bombay (now Mumbai) from 1886 to 1907, classified by religion, gender, age, month, date, cause and means of suicide, etc. The data is presented in a number of tables, often with remarks on individual cases. Launched by Edward Rehatsek, a Hungarian scholar wh... View more info