Stressing the variations in meaning of modernity and tradition, this work shows how in India traditional structures and norms have been adapted or transformed to serve the needs of a modernizing society. The persistence of traditional features within modernity, it suggests, answers a need of the human condition.
Three areas of Indian life are analyzed: social stratification, charismatic leadership, and law. The authors question whether objective historical conditions, such as advanced industrialization, urbanization, or literacy, are requisites for political modernization.
Series: Midway Reprint
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 1st January 1967
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.0 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Type: New edition