As per my knowledge and experience for several years, I have observed, as academic discipline sociology is quite important subject. Despite being a research oriented discipline, it is taught at degree level in many Indian Universities. Also it has been included in the syllabus of B.L.S.LLB/B.A.LL.B programs under guidance of UGC and Bar Council of India. But the main problem rests with finding the suitable text-book which fulfils the needs of B.L.S.LLB/B.A.LL.B students Sociology being an imported discipline major texts are available written by foreign authors which the students of B.L.S.LLB/B.A. LL.B finds very difficult to follow and this fact was revealed to me in the class room interaction with the students. This book is an endeavour to cater the needs of the students who are just out of schools to pursue B.L.S.LLB/B.A. LL.B course. Care has been taken to present the subject matter in simple language with copious examples discarding jargon for easy and quick comprehension.
It is my moral duty to express my sincere thanks to Dr. M.G. Meshram and Dr B. V. Bhosale – Dean of social Science from University of Mumbai, Sociology Department.
My Special thanks to Hon.Shri Vinod Tawade, Minister of Education, Maharashtra.
I also thank Shri Atul R Junnarkar for his keen interest in the publication of this book on time.
I also thank Principal of Law College Meshram Sir, for his motivation and inspiration for all these years.
I thanks to “Yash Education Trust”, giving the support of publication.
We also welcome the suggestion for further improvement of this book.