Mind and Society

From Indian Studies to General Sociology

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346 pages

216.0x140.0mm

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Hardback

346 pages

216.0x140.0mm

J.P.S. Uberoi and Edited by Khalid Tyabji

One of the country’s most eminent sociologists, J.P.S. Uberoi inaugurated a unique approach in the study of Indian sociology and social anthropology. He makes a case for a form of independent Indian sociology in relation to the principal philosophies and sociological theories of the Western world, by adopting Gandhi’s plea for swaraj in thought. This volume brings together eighteen papers by Uberoi which highlight his pioneering thought, originally written between 1968 and 2013. The volume represents an emphatic statement by the author that the time has come for India to bid for its place in the universal free world of the intellect.

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J.P.S. Uberoi and Edited by Khalid Tyabji

Description

One of the country’s most eminent sociologists, J.P.S. Uberoi inaugurated a unique approach in the study of Indian sociology and social anthropology. He makes a case for a form of independent Indian sociology in relation to the principal philosophies and sociological theories of the Western world, by adopting Gandhi’s plea for swaraj in thought. This volume brings together eighteen papers by Uberoi which highlight his pioneering thought.

Originally written between 1968 and 2013, these papers are divided thematically into three groups. The first examines the eternal political war of imperialism versus nationalism as it related to the academic pursuit of knowledge in the university. The second group begins with questions of social science and philosophy and concludes by discussing the working lives of the industrial worker (in the West) and the household farmer (in the East). The third group explores the project of finding grounds for a concept of a plural vernacular Indian modernity. The volume represents an emphatic statement by the author that the time has come for India to bid for its place in the universal free world of the intellect.

About the Author

J.P.S. Uberoi (b. 1934) has held one of the longest professorships at the Department and Centre of Advanced Studies in Sociology, Delhi School of Economics (1969–99), where he established the European Studies Programme. His social-anthropological investigations have stretched through the study of European science, mind and underground to linguistic pluralism, frontiers, Indian medievalism and modernity. He has done pioneering work on Sikhism, presenting it as an example of successful Indian modernity in its resolution of the relation between religion, civil society and the state.

In 2011 he was honoured by the Indian Sociological Society with its Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2018 by the University of Delhi with the Distinguished Service Award for Retired Teachers.

About the Editor

Khalid Tyabji has been a student of Professor Uberoi during his MA, M.Phil. and during over a decade of doctoral research on European science between 1977 and 1992 when he decided to devote his full time to the theatre. He mainly performs his own work on stage, street and in special institutions, with occasional appearances in film. He has taught theatre in many parts of the world since his student days and was visiting professor of acting at the National School of Drama in Delhi for several decades.

J.P.S. Uberoi and Edited by Khalid Tyabji

Table of contents

List of Figures and Tables

Foreword

Khalid Tyabji

 

Part I

OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE

  1. Science and Swaraj
  2. Swaraj in Ideas Of God, Man, and Nature
  3. Right, Left, and Centre in The Sciences of Nature
  4. A Social Lesson for Science

    Ali Baquer, Ashis Nandy, J.P.S. Uberoi, H.Y. Mohan Ram, and Norman Reynolds

  1. The Sciences and The Arts in the University
  2. The Student Question

 

Part II

OF MODERN WORLD CULTURE

  1. Mind and the World in Modern European Sociology
  2. New Outlines of Structural Sociology, 1945–70
  3. Towards a New Sociolinguistics

     with Patricia Uberoi

  1. On Civil Society
  2. The Three Lives of Things in a Post-modern Economy
  3. Work Study and the Industrial Worker in Post-war Britain and the West
  4. Marxism of Labour or Property?

 

Part III

OF THE INDIAN MODERNITY

  1. Oriental Studies and Current Affairs of Sikhism
  2. Sikhism and Islam: A Structural Analysis
  3. Religion, Civil Society, and the State In India
  4. Martyrdom versus Kingdom
  5. Metaphysics of the Indian Modernity: The Theory of the Name

 

Index

About the Author and Editor

J.P.S. Uberoi and Edited by Khalid Tyabji

J.P.S. Uberoi and Edited by Khalid Tyabji

J.P.S. Uberoi and Edited by Khalid Tyabji

Description

One of the country’s most eminent sociologists, J.P.S. Uberoi inaugurated a unique approach in the study of Indian sociology and social anthropology. He makes a case for a form of independent Indian sociology in relation to the principal philosophies and sociological theories of the Western world, by adopting Gandhi’s plea for swaraj in thought. This volume brings together eighteen papers by Uberoi which highlight his pioneering thought.

Originally written between 1968 and 2013, these papers are divided thematically into three groups. The first examines the eternal political war of imperialism versus nationalism as it related to the academic pursuit of knowledge in the university. The second group begins with questions of social science and philosophy and concludes by discussing the working lives of the industrial worker (in the West) and the household farmer (in the East). The third group explores the project of finding grounds for a concept of a plural vernacular Indian modernity. The volume represents an emphatic statement by the author that the time has come for India to bid for its place in the universal free world of the intellect.

About the Author

J.P.S. Uberoi (b. 1934) has held one of the longest professorships at the Department and Centre of Advanced Studies in Sociology, Delhi School of Economics (1969–99), where he established the European Studies Programme. His social-anthropological investigations have stretched through the study of European science, mind and underground to linguistic pluralism, frontiers, Indian medievalism and modernity. He has done pioneering work on Sikhism, presenting it as an example of successful Indian modernity in its resolution of the relation between religion, civil society and the state.

In 2011 he was honoured by the Indian Sociological Society with its Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2018 by the University of Delhi with the Distinguished Service Award for Retired Teachers.

About the Editor

Khalid Tyabji has been a student of Professor Uberoi during his MA, M.Phil. and during over a decade of doctoral research on European science between 1977 and 1992 when he decided to devote his full time to the theatre. He mainly performs his own work on stage, street and in special institutions, with occasional appearances in film. He has taught theatre in many parts of the world since his student days and was visiting professor of acting at the National School of Drama in Delhi for several decades.

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Table of contents

List of Figures and Tables

Foreword

Khalid Tyabji

 

Part I

OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE

  1. Science and Swaraj
  2. Swaraj in Ideas Of God, Man, and Nature
  3. Right, Left, and Centre in The Sciences of Nature
  4. A Social Lesson for Science

    Ali Baquer, Ashis Nandy, J.P.S. Uberoi, H.Y. Mohan Ram, and Norman Reynolds

  1. The Sciences and The Arts in the University
  2. The Student Question

 

Part II

OF MODERN WORLD CULTURE

  1. Mind and the World in Modern European Sociology
  2. New Outlines of Structural Sociology, 1945–70
  3. Towards a New Sociolinguistics

     with Patricia Uberoi

  1. On Civil Society
  2. The Three Lives of Things in a Post-modern Economy
  3. Work Study and the Industrial Worker in Post-war Britain and the West
  4. Marxism of Labour or Property?

 

Part III

OF THE INDIAN MODERNITY

  1. Oriental Studies and Current Affairs of Sikhism
  2. Sikhism and Islam: A Structural Analysis
  3. Religion, Civil Society, and the State In India
  4. Martyrdom versus Kingdom
  5. Metaphysics of the Indian Modernity: The Theory of the Name

 

Index

About the Author and Editor

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