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Spotlight on social movements
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A national seminar on - Social movements in contemporary India: Issues and concerns - would be held on September 5. The seminar would be organised by the department of sociology, Allahabad University.

Spotlight on social movements

Detailing on the seminar, head of the department Prof A Satyanarayan said that the seminar which would be held at the seminar hall of the varsity's guest house, would be attended by galaxy of academicians and sociologists of the country. The chief guest would be Prof Partha Mukherji. He is the former-president of All India Sociological Society and former director (vice chancellor) of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, is also the former ford professor (SK Dey Chair) Institute of Social Sciences, Delhi. Likewise, Prof Chandrasekhar Bhat, former professor of sociology, University of Hyderabad and presently the prof of eminence, department of sociology, Tezpur Central University, Napaam, Tezpur, will deliver the inaugural address, he said.

The HoD further said that prof M P Dube dean faculty of arts and will preside over the inaugural function. The valedictory function of the seminar would be held on the same day wherein prof Devanayak Sundaram, former professor of sociology, University of Madras, Chennai and a former Fulbright Scholar at UC Santa Barbara will deliver the valedictory address. Prof Pradeep Bhargava, director, Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute, will preside over the valedictory session.

Prof Satyanarayan further said that the word movement referring to social and political phenomena first appeared in England in the early 19th century to comprehend the large scale of social changes and new forms of human distress that came with early industrialization and to describe group responses to the social and cultural crises produced by the conditions of factory labour and urban life during industrial revolution. In these movements peasant and labour movements attracted the attention of social scientists along the lines of emergence and mobilization of collectivities into movement than their outcomes and consequences.

Policy consequences of these collective actions were analysed in terms of repeal of Corn Laws, ten hours bill, land reforms and labour laws than the consequences of movements on culture and institutions in terms of both intended and unintended consequences, he added.

Courtesy: Times of India

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