Continuity and Change in Modern India


A Caste in a Changing World: The Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmans, 1700–1935. Frank F. Conlon. Sponsored by the Center for South and Southeast Asia Studies. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1977. xv + 255 pp. $15.00 (cloth).

Shanti Nagar: The Effects of Urbanization in a Village in North India. Vol. 1: Social Organization. Stanley A. Freed and Ruth S. Freed. Anthropological Papers, 53, Part 1. New York: The American Museum of Natural History, 1976. 254 pp. $13.85 (paper).

Family and Social Change in Modern India. Giri Raj Gupta, ed. Main Currents in Indian Sociology, 2. Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, 1976. xxxiv + 263 pp. n.p. (cloth).

Caste, Class and Democracy: Changes in a Stratification System. Vijai P. Singh. Cambridge, Mass.: Schenkman, 1976. viii + 158 pp. $12.50 (cloth), $5.95 (paper).

Dimensions of Social Change in India. M. N. Srinivas, S. Seshaiah, and V. S. Parthasarathy, eds. New Delhi: Allied Publishers Private, 1977. xiii + 518 pp. Rs 60.00 (cloth).