100 Years of Indian Sociology

  title={100 Years of Indian Sociology},
  author={Franz Welz},
  journal={International Sociology},
  pages={635 - 655}
  • F. Welz
  • Published 1 September 2009
  • Sociology
  • International Sociology
In the 20th century Indian sociology grew from the enterprise of a small elite group to a respectable size and visible voice in global sociology. It bears the potential to reconnect the sociological discourse with the classical ‘big’ questions that haunted sociology for an entire century. But for shaping the global agenda of sociology, this essay argues, the sociological discourse in India first had to deconstruct its alter ego. Overcoming the reception of western sociology as a monolithic… 
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