Description : Contents: Culture and Society, Our Social Dilemma, Social Life, South India, Origins of the Indian Village System, The Ideal Social Order, The Religion and Social Organisation of the Sikhs, Prospects of an Integrated Approach to Social Reality, Religion and its Impact on Indian Society, Besant on Social Reform, The Theosophical Society and its Contribution to Tamil Society in the 19th Century, Theosophy and Social Change in India, Nationalism and Social Change, Social History of Modern India: A Trend Report, New Social Patterns: Voluntary Community Action.
Description : Contents: Introduction, The Unity of Indian Religion, Shankaracharya, Hinduism, Dharma, the First End of Man, Buddhism, Religious Tension Under the Mughals, Sikhism, Theosophy, Its Meaning and Value, Christianity in South India, Politics and Religion, The Scientific Approach to Religion, The Religion of the New Civilization.
Description : The ten essays which make up the body of this book are drawn from a wide variety of disciplines and weave a complex pattern of the experiences of women. Beginning with the debate on widow remarriage in Bengal and Haryana, the book moves on to examine how the new attire of the Bengali gentlewoman in the nineteenth century was tailored according to the values and anxieties of their dominant male counterparts. One essay takes the argument of male domination further and points out that male oppression in Indian society was in fact remarkable similar to that of the colonial masters. The remaining essays are concerned with the role of education in reinforcing the value system of the larger society; the questioning of socially legitimized assumptions; the organized militancy of the peasant women of Bihar and the marginalization of women in the economic sphere.