New Delhi, Dec.8 (ANI): In a first ever such congregation of large number of sociologists, over 2000 teachers of sociology from across the globe including USA, Germany, Sweden, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bhutan and Bangladesh are converging in city starting Sunday to discuss a host of issues including challenges of social transformation.
This is to mark the beginning of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of the Indian Sociological Society, which originated in the universities of Bombay and Delhi. They are gathering to participate in the XXXVII All India Sociological Conference to be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru University from December 10-13, 2011.
Prof Anand Kumar of Centre for the Study of Social Systems at JNU and organising secretary for the conference informed that the conference will be inaugurated by Vice President of India M Hamid Ansari.
Prof. Kumar added, "It will be celebration of recent studies and findings around the theme of 'Sociology and the Crisis of Social Transformation in India' thorough more than 1,500 papers in 22 Research Committees. There will be four Plenary Sessions to analyze the 'Crisis of Governance, Extremism and Development', and 'Issues of Marginalization' in India. The sociologists will have a special session regarding the challenges and opportunities with reference to society and sociology in Delhi."
The conference will honor J P S Uberoi (Delhi), S K Srivastava (Varanasi) and P K B Nair (Thiruvananthapuram) with Lifetime Achievement Award. The President of the International Sociological Association, Professor Michael Burawoy will be the Guest of Honor of the Diamond Jubilee Conference. The Diamond Jubilee programs will also include a workshop for young sociologists at IIT, Delhi on the 9-10th of December. (ANI)