Introducing Indian Society
Demographic Structure and Indian Society
Social Institutions - Continuity and Change
Market as a Social Institution
Pattern of Social Inquality and Exclusion
The Challenges of Cultural Diversity
Suggestions for Project Work
The Story of Indian Democracy
Change and Development in Rural Society
Change and Development in Industrial Society
Globalisation and Social Change
Mass Media and Communication Process
Visit your local fruit-seller, and ask her/him about the fruits she/he sells, where they come from, and their prices. Find out what has happened to the prices of local products after fruits began to be imported from outside of India (such as apples from Australia). Are there any imported fruits that are cheaper than Indian fruits.
Collect information and write a report on the environmental situation in rural India. Examples of topics: pesticides; declining water table; impact of prawn farming in coastal areas; salination of soil and waterlogging in canal irrigated areas; loss of biodiversity. Possible source: State of India’s Environment Reports: Reports from Centre for Science and Development Down to Earth.