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G. S. Ghurye: Founding Father of Sociology in India, Important Works of Ghurye


G. S. Ghurye

G. S. Ghurye

Born: 12 December 1893

Malvan, Bombay Presidency, British India

Died: 28 December 1983 (aged 90)

Bombay, Maharashtra, India

Nationality: Indian

Citizenship: Indian (formerly British subject

Alma mater University of Cambridge

Spouse (s) : Sajubai Ghurye.

Scientific career

Fields: Sociology, Anthropology

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G. S. Ghurye: Tribe, Rural and Urbanization, Culture and Civilization


G. S. Ghurye


The Scheduled Tribes
  • In his book Scheduled tribes, he dealt with the historical, administrative and social dimensions of Indian tribes.
  • Ghurye believes that most of the tribes have been hinduized after a long period of contact with the Hindus. They are nothing but the “backward caste Hindus.” For example Gonds, Santhalas etc.
  • He argued that tribals should be assimilated onto Hindu castes. The tribes in India had slowly absorbed certain Hindu valu…

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