About the BookThe book has been written to serve as a textbook for students of M.A. Sociology in various Universities in the paper on Rural Sociology.
While the matter for the book has been gathered from standard books, Journals and Newspapers, data have been selected from Government Publication ‘India’ and other such sources. The matter has been presented in an analytical style using central, side and running headings to make the subject easy to understand and remember. The language used is easy and free from technical jargon. In matters of discussion, integral and holistic approach has been adopted to give a balanced view. Selected questions drawn from university papers have been given at the end of each chapter to enable the students to prepare for examination. Thus, an attempt has been made to make this work an ideal textbook on the subject.
It is hoped that the book would also be of great help to trainees, agriculturists and social workers.About the Author/sDr. Rajendra Kumar Sharma (born 1962), M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., U.G.C. Research Fellow, Panjab University, Chandigarh (1985-1988), worked in I.C.S.S.R. Sponsored Project (1987) on ‘Overseas Indian Entrepreneurs in Kenya’. He is LMI : Indian Sociological Society, Uttar Pradesh Samaj Shastra Parishad, Indian Research Association, U.P. Darshan Parishad. He is author of dozens of papers and books on Sociology both in Hindi and English. Dr. Sharma has utilised his experience of teaching Sociology to Post-graduate and Under-graduate students for writing ideal textbooks both in Hindi and English on almost all the papers taught in this subject at Indian Universities. He taught at N.A.S. P.G. College, Meerut (1987-1991). At present he is Lecturer at N.R.E.C. (P.G.) College, Ch. Charan Singh University.