Dipankar Gupta explains the difference between inequality and difference while clarifying the stratification concept. Stratification is often interpreted as the arrangement of groups in a vertical or hierarchical manner, which is based on inequality. Dipankar Gupta explains that even though … Read more
M.N.Srinivas, an Indian sociologist defines westernisation as ‘the impact of 150 years of British rule & the resultant changes in technology, ideology, institution, and values in India‘.
Westernization opened new opportunities for social mobility. For example, making land … Read more
City is a functional integration of its elements – residents, structures, means of transportation, installations and so on. Sociologists all over the world defines city in different ways. According to Mumford, an eminent sociologist, the concept of city escaped scholarly … Read more
Jews are one of the oldest communities that were dispersed, settled in different parts of the world and held onto the notion of homeland. The Jewish population started nation-building process, which made them more attached to their homeland. Eventually religious … Read more
Indians traveled to other countries in ancient times for trade and to spread Buddhism, but were never formed as diaspora. The migration in ancient India was sporadic. After British started trade with India, migration of Indians happened in a large … Read more