- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill; First edition (16 November 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9389538114
- ISBN-13: 978-9389538113
- Product Dimensions: 20 x 14 x 4 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,883 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Indian Society: Themes and Social Issues (For civil services and state services examinations) Paperback – 16 Nov 2019
About the Author
Nadeem Hasnain, a well known social scientist and public intellectual, is a familiar name for the civil services aspirants. He has authored eleven books and edited seven. Some of his books such as Tribal India, Indian Anthropology, and Indian Society and Culture: Continuity and Change are very popular among the readers of sociology and anthropology. He is formerly Professor of social anthropology at Luck now University, Fulbright ‘Scholar in Residence’ and Visiting Professor in USA and Senior Fellow, Indian Council of Social Science Research.
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About the Book
Indian Society, in way or the other, figures prominently in Sociology, Anthropology, General Studies, Essay and Interviews. This book - Indian Society : Themes and Social Issues is specially crafted to cater the requirements of all above mentioned areas and is extremely useful for the UPSC aspirants and other state civil service aspirants. Written by a well-known sociologist and public intellectual- Nadeem Hasnain , this book stands apart in the cluster of books on the Indian Society.
- The book covers majority of the topics like, Historical Moorings, Perspectives and Features of Indian Society, Indian Population Policy, Caste System, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and many others.
- Detailed knowledge of women and society, village India, urbanisation and social movements.
- Inclusion of current social issues like on young women, social impact of internet, development and displacement of people.
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Overall the book is good and being a Muslim author, the reader may feel he is taking the Muslim side when dealing with religion related concepts but for critical analysis we need his points and he didn't take altogether a pro Muslim agenda,he supported and gave some valuable points to be noted in supporting Uniform Civil Code concept.
My experience with the book:
Didn't had good experience with this book. Concepts are not explained properly . Poorly presented both content and visual wise.Seems to be a copy-paste work.
Would not suggest u to buy this.
What I liked in the book:
1. It comes handy in different papers of UPSC CSE Mains (General Studies, Essay, Sociology Optional, Anthropology Optional etc).
2. The author Mr.Nadeem Hasnain is a renowned personality in the domain of UPSC circle - both as an academician and as a trainer. Hence you can rely on the content.
3. The book got an In-depth coverage of the Caste system, Village India, Urbanisation, Globalisation, Women Issues, Population, Religion, Secularism, Communalism, Minorities, Regionalism etc which are highly relevant for UPSC preparation.
4. It also explains a lot of current topics like postmodernism, ‘honour killing’, ‘cyber crimes’, ‘consumerism’, ‘new middle class’ etc which adds value.
5. The author has given a set of probable questions and answer hints at the end of each chapter. This helps to improve the answer writing skills of an aspirant.
What should be improved
1. The content is structured in long paragraphs. A beginner may find it hard to read and understand. I prefer smaller paragraphs.
2. The theory part of the book will suit the optional subjects, but not necessary for an aspirant just buying this book for GS Paper – Indian Society (non-anthro/socio background)
3. In some places, I felt the language used is complex. I had to search for a dictionary at times.
4. The structuring of the book (order of chapters, paragraphs, bullet points and diagrams) could have been improved.
In spite of the minor flaws, my conclusion is that buying this book will definitely be a good choice.
There are not many reliable sources available in the market on Indian Society. This book is expected to fill that gap.
The subject-expertise of the author – which is reflected in the book - should help you get more depth in your answers.