INDIAN SOCIOLOGY: THE JOURNEY SO FAR AND THE WAY AHEAD
A growing discipline passes through various phases. It begins its journey as an illegitimate child; in due course, it gets institutionalized—it begins to wear a professional look; and then it starts participating in the culture of romance with other disciplines. The living discipline, thus, remains endogamous only for a little while; its strength lies in its being heterogamous.1
The Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), soon after its inception in the late 1960s, initiated a series of surveys of research in different social science disciplines. That was the first major attempt to document the history and growth of social sciences in the country. Covering ...