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Sociology at the University of Lucknow is a systematic, historical narrative on the processes of institutionalization of teaching and research in sociology. The book offers a case by case summation, analysis, and appraisal of the writings and contributions of Radhakamal Mukerjee (the founder), D.P. Mukerji, D.N. Majumdar (associates of Mukerjee), and A.K. Saran (the first scholar product of the department). Some of these works were published a century ago and are not easily accessible to scholars and researchers today. The author, a former student and faculty at the University, provides personal insights and perceptions on the orientation and academic approaches of these four pioneers with a selection of their works. He pointedly and critically analyses conceptual and theoretic orientations as well as the substantive sociological concerns of each of the four sociologists. This volume introduces students and scholars to the rich legacy of sociology at the University of Lucknow.
T. N. Madan is Honorary Professor of Sociology, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi.
Table of Contents
Preface Introduction Part I: RADHAKAMAL MUKERJEE (1889-1968) 1. Cultural Values and Economic Institutions 2. Caste and Social Change in India 3. The Theory of Social Institutions 4. Status, Ecological and Sociological 5. Sociology as Science and Philosophy Part II: DHURJATI PRASAD MUKERJI (1894-1961) 6. Caste and Class 7. Equality and Personality 8. Independent India: The Immediate Problem 9. Intellectuals in India 10. Indian Tradition and Social Change Part III: DHIRENDRA NATH MAJUMDAR (1903-1960) 11. Tribes in Transition 12. Caste: Biological and Sociological Aspects 13. The Village: A Concept, a Way of Life 14. Sociology as an Instrument of Social Policy Part IV: AWADH KISHORE SARAN (1922-2003) 15. Sociology in India 16. Gandhi's Theory of Society 17. The Two Contexts of Secularization: Western and Indian 18. Sociology in Crisis Afterword Index