This significant study concentrates on the neglected but crucial goal of planningnamely, the transformation of society and examines the impact of economic development on the social structure. D'Souza challenges the assumption implicit in Indian planning that economic growth, in the framework of modernization, can result in a democratic transformation of society. He contends that the social structure has a reality of its own and, unless manipulated directly, has the capacity to channel economic changes according to existing patterns.
"The book is very valuable and useful. "
"Well written and produced and is a valuable reference on the situation of scheduled castes and tribes in India and the evolution of that situation between 1961 and 1981. "
Journal of Developing Areas
|Edition description:||First Edition|
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Table of Contents
Development Planning and Social TransformationSocial Mobility and Social Transformation Some Prevailing TrendsImpact of Social Hierarchy and Regional Disparities on the Development of Social GroupsDevelopment and the Scheduled Castes Inter-State DisparitiesDevelopment and the Scheduled Castes Inter-District Disparities in the StatesDevelopment and the Scheduled TribesSummary and Implications