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Western Educated Elites and Social change in India

This article is the result of an exercise in re-reading M N Srinivas's book, "Social Change in Modern India ." This is, of course, not a review of the book. The attempt is to seek the validity and relevance of the concepts of westernisation and sanskritisation in the context of India, seventeen years after the public expression of Srinivas's thinking. It is, therefore, necessary to outline the context then and now. The attempt implies the readers perspective which is delineated in Section I. In section II the elites are taken up for re-reading and reflecting. Section III is the concluding note.

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