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S C Dube Introduction, Contributions Sociology


  • Shyama Charan Dube
  • 1922 - 1996
  • Social anthropologist
  • Structural functional approach
  • Study of changing Indian village community
  • Study of tribes- Kamar in 1951
  • Macro perspective
  • Interdisciplinary orientation
  • Famous study – Shamir pet
  • Editor of Bharatiya Samaj Parichaya Mala


  • The Kamar; Indian Village, 1955 - Study of a village in Hyderabad
  • India՚s Changing Villages, 1958
  • The Study of Complex Cultures, 1965
  • Contemporary India and its Modernization, 1974
  • Understanding Society, 1977
  • Indian Society, 1990


  • The Study of Complex Cultures, 1965-Deductive positivist approach
  • Indian Village, 1955 – descriptive exploratory
  • Inspired by Community Development Program

Study of Village

  • Indian Village, 1955
  • Examining how a village community is organized through various units
  • Interdisciplinary study
  • Study on the lines of Robert Redfield՚s study
  • Observations:
    • No village in India is completely autonomous
    • Neither completely independent
    • Part of a wider unit or social system
    • These units have their own authority organization and sanctions
  • Economic system in a rural setting is based on caste
  • Occupational mobility based on specialization and interdependence of castes
  • Integration of religious beliefs and practices of Hinduism from all India even towards the Deccan Plateau
  • Major religious services observed in the village of his study Shamir pet
    • Family ceremonies
    • Communal festivals
    • Hindu Muslim interaction during festivals

India՚s Changing Villages

  • Interest in CDPs
  • Human factors or elements in Community Development
  • Impact of CDP on villages in India
  • He analyzed:
    • Changes after implementation of the program
    • Issues emerged from the programmer
    • Functional role of traditions in India


Q. 1. Which of these books are written by S. C. Dube?

(a) Manav Evam Sanskriti

(b) Bhartiya Gram

(c) Sakraman Ki Peera

(d) Vikas ka samajshastra


i. d only

ii. a and c

iii. b and d

iv. a, b, c and d

Ans: iv

Q. 2. Who has discussed about the three most significant stages of life in his biography?

1. R. K. Mukherjee

2. S. C. Dube

3. N. K. Bose

4. None of these

Ans: 2

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