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Social movements in India : a review of the literature / Ghanshyam Shah.

By: Shah, Ghanshyam.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, 2004Edition: 2nd and enlarged ed.Description: 281 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0761998349 (pbk.).Subject(s): Social movements -- India | India -- Social conditionsDDC classification: 303.4840954 SHA Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
1. Introduction 2. Peasant movements 3. Tribal movements 4. Dalit movements 5. Backward caste/​class movements 6. Women's movements 7. Industrial working class movements 8. Students' movements 9. Middle class movements 10. Human rights and environmental movements 11. Conclusions and future research.
Summary: "Social movements primarily take the form of non-institutionalised collective political action which strive for political and/​or social change. While India has witnessed many such movements over the centuries, it is only recently that scholars have begun to study them in depth." "This revised and updated version of a seminal book divides studies on social movements in India into nine categories based on the participants and issues involved: peasants, tribals, dalits, backward castes, women, students, middle class, working class, and human rights and environmental groups. Each of the nine chapters is divided according to the major components of most social movements: issues, ideology, organisation and leadership." "Based on these divisions, Professor Shah examines and reviews the literature concerning social movements in India from 1857 to the present. In the process he discusses the theoretical issues raised by various scholars while analysing major trends in different movements. In conclusion, he suggests areas for future research." "Proposing a logical classification of social movements in modern India, this book will be welcomed by social activists as well as by political scientists historians and sociologists. It will also be invaluable as a text in courses on social movements."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Introduction
2. Peasant movements
3. Tribal movements
4. Dalit movements
5. Backward caste/​class movements
6. Women's movements
7. Industrial working class movements
8. Students' movements
9. Middle class movements
10. Human rights and environmental movements
11. Conclusions and future research.

"Social movements primarily take the form of non-institutionalised collective political action which strive for political and/​or social change. While India has witnessed many such movements over the centuries, it is only recently that scholars have begun to study them in depth." "This revised and updated version of a seminal book divides studies on social movements in India into nine categories based on the participants and issues involved: peasants, tribals, dalits, backward castes, women, students, middle class, working class, and human rights and environmental groups. Each of the nine chapters is divided according to the major components of most social movements: issues, ideology, organisation and leadership."
"Based on these divisions, Professor Shah examines and reviews the literature concerning social movements in India from 1857 to the present. In the process he discusses the theoretical issues raised by various scholars while analysing major trends in different movements. In conclusion, he suggests areas for future research." "Proposing a logical classification of social movements in modern India, this book will be welcomed by social activists as well as by political scientists historians and sociologists. It will also be invaluable as a text in courses on social movements."--BOOK JACKET.

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