About the BookThe book provides the readers a clear picture about the definition, origin, scope, value and methods of Urban Sociology in simple, plain and lucid language. The book deals with issues like origin and growth of cities, the process of urban development, urban social theories, characteristics of urban society, types of cities, urban ecology, the urban family, cultural, social and political aspect of urban life, urbanisation and industrialisation and its consequencies, overcrowding and other problems, juvenile delinquency, urban alcoholism and drug addiction, urban stratification, status and mobility, problem of beggary, poverty, unemployment, transport and traffic, labour problems, housing and slums and urban social welfare in India. The last three Chapters i.e., Urban Outlook and Social Change, Urban Planning and Community Organisation have been beautifully explained.
The book would be of great value for the students as well as the teachers. Even laymen would enjoy reading the book because of its simple style.About the Author/sProfessor N. Jayapalan of Government Arts College, Karur (Tamil Nadu) 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, Political Science and Sociology. He has written more than hundred books, on History, Political Science and Sociology. He is one of the most popular authors in Tamil Nadu.