It is very important to understand the Social transition and the candidates should write these things in their answers to achieve good rank in the final result of IAS Exam.

Created On: Feb 16, 2016 12:30 IST
Modified On: Feb 17, 2016 12:20 IST

Change is the only constant thing in the whole world. Continuity of the Social traditions as well as the social evil side by side is a feature of Indian Society. Education has made its impact but the roots of social evils are so strong that on the societal level these changes are negligible.
Modernisation of Indian Tradition and Indianisation of the Modern Innovation are the two processes which need to be understood in their entirety. Due to the huge market which our nation provides, each of the Western tradition has to mould its innovation for the Indian needs. We can see that Dowry is still persisting in the Indian Society and the surprise truth is that it is more concentrated in the high Class sections of the Indian Society.

Google, Microsoft, Facebook and the other big companies are eyeing the Indian Market and it compels the western Corporate to provide the customsolutions to the Indian Customers due to the heterogeneity of the Indian Society. IN the whole process, they influence the Indian society also and hence the society gets transformed.

It is very important to understand this Social transition and the candidates should write these things in their answers to achieve good rank in the final result of IAS Exam.

Following are the chapters of the INTRODUCING SOCIOLOGY NCERT book


Let us begin with some suggestions that are often made to young students like you. One advice often made is, “Study hard and you will do well in life.” The second advice as often made is, “If you do this subject or set of subjects you will have a better chance of getting a good job in the future”.

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The previous chapter introduced us to an idea both about society as well as sociology. We saw that a central task of sociology is to explore the interplay of society and the individual. We also saw that individuals do not float freely in society but are part of collective bodies like the family, tribe, caste, class, clan, nation. In this chapter, we move further to understand the kinds of groups individuals form, the kinds of unequal orders, stratification systems within which, individuals and groups are placed, the way social control operates, the roles that individuals have and play, and the status they occupy.

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This book began with a discussion about the interaction of the individual and society. We saw that each of us as individuals, occupies a place or location in society. Each one of us has a status and a role or roles, but these are not simply what we as individuals choose. They are not like roles a film actor may or may not opt to do. There are social institutions that constrain and control, punish and reward.

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‘Culture’, like ‘society’, is a term used frequently and sometimes vaguely. This chapter is meant to help us define it more precisely and to appreciate its different aspects. In everyday conversation, culture is confined to the arts, or alludes to the way of life of certain classes or even countries. Sociologists and anthropologists study the social contexts within which culture exists. They take culture apart to try and understand the relations between its various aspects.

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Have you ever wondered why a subject like sociology is called a social science? More than any other discipline, sociology deals with things that are already familiar to most people. All of us live in society, and we already know a lot about the subject matter of sociology — social groups, institutions, norms, relationships and so on— through our own experience.

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