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Sociology and History: Dialogues Towards Integration

Price : $22.75
ISBN # : 9788125060130
Author : A. M. Shah
pages: 272
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Orient Blackswan
Published : 2015

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. Shah offers several essays on theory and method in sociology and history, anchored in review of literature, and empirical material. A significant inclusion is the discussion between Shah and Romila Thapar on sociological understanding of ancient India, examining the relation between lineage, clan, caste and the state.



Author Bio: A. M. Shah retired as Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Delhi, New Delhi.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Wednesday 28 October, 2015.
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