About the BookThe book deals with all aspects of “Sociological Theories” in detail from Auguste Compte to Arnold J. Toynbee. In the introductory Chapter 1 various aspects of Social Thought have been described in an excellent manner. In the following Chapters the contributions of great sociologists like Auguste Compte, Karl Marx, Herbert Spencer, Sorokin, Max Weber, Cooley, Talcott Parsons, Vilfredo Pareto, Emile Durkheim, Ferdinand Tonnies, George Simmel, Thorstein Veblen, Robert K. Merton and Arnold J. Toynbee have been discussed in a clear and lucid way. Special importance has been given to Karl Marx and Emile Durkheim in Chapter 3 and 10 respectively and their various theories have been given in a graphic manner so as to meet the requirements of the students of Political Science and Public Administration in particular and other students in general.About the Author/sProfessor N. Jayapalan of Government Arts College, Karur (Tamilnadu) did his post-graduation in History from Pachaiyappa’s College, Chennai (Madras University). Later, he did his post-graduation in Political Science from the same University. He got his M.Phil. from the Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli.
He has participated in a number of seminars connected with Indian History and Political Science. He has written more than hundred books, both on History and Political Science. He is one of the most popular authors in Tamilnadu.