The idea of Indian society: G.S.Ghurye and the making of Indian Sociology
Publication Type:Book Chapter
Source:Anthropology in the East: Funders of Indian sociology and anthropology, Permanent Black, p.194–255 (2007)
Keywords:Indian Society, Indian Sociology
Sociology was established as an academic discipline in India during the late colonial period and developed rapidly after independence with the growth of the university system and the funding of research institutions. unlike anthropology, which was introduced into the country primarily as an adjunct of the colonial state, sociology retained from its inception a degree of autonomy.
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