Indian Society Themes and Social Issues by Nadeem Hasnain – Book PDF

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The ‘Indian Society’ book authored by Nadeem Hasnain and published by McGraw Hill Education India is a great aid in the preparation of multiple papers of the UPSC Civil Services Examination.

The author, Nadeem Hasnain, is a well-known sociologist and anthropologist.

He is a familiar name for most civil services aspirants, particularly those with their optional subject as Sociology or Anthropology.


Indian Society by Nadeem Hasnain: Scope of the book

The book is prepared with a focus on the requirements of:

  • UPSC CSE Mains General Studies Paper 1 – Indian Society related topics.
  • UPSC CSE Mains Essay Paper.
  • Sociology Optional Subject.
  • Anthropology Optional Subject.
  • Interview/Personality Test.

About the author: Nadeem Hasnain

Nadeem Hasnain has authored eleven books and edited seven. Some of his books such as ‘Tribal India’, ‘Indian Anthropology’, and ‘Indian Society and Culture: Continuity and Change’ are very popular among the readers of sociology and anthropology.

He is a former professor of social anthropology at Lucknow University, Fulbright ‘Scholar in Residence’ and visiting Professor in the USA, and a Senior Fellow of the Indian Council of Social Science Research.

How to buy the book ‘Indian Society: Themes and Social Issues’ by Nadeem Hasnain?

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Regarding contents of the book: Topics Covered

The book starts with an introduction of Indian Society, historical moorings, and various sociological perspectives and approaches. The author then explores the salient features of Indian Society. The caste system is covered in depth with its due focus on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.


There are separate chapters for Village India, Urbanisation, and Globalisation. An entire chapter is dedicated to brief some important concepts like postmodernism and multiculturalism. Topics highly relevant for exams like Women Issues, Population, Religion, Secularism, Communalism, Minorities, and Regionalism are properly explained.

The book ends with the chapter on ‘Changing Indian Society’. A lot of current social issues like ‘honour killing’, ‘cyber crimes’, and ‘consumerism’, and ‘new middle class’ are included in the book.

Note: At the end of each chapter, a set of questions along with indicative answers are given.

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