The book introduces the reader to the various aspects of Indian society and culture. It views Indian society both in contemporary and historical perspective. It begins with basic characteristics of Indian society and proceeds with presenting detailed account of important social institutions in India like family, marriage, kinship, Indian polity, economy and religion. The book further presents a glimpse of Indian stratification system which is followed by the descriptions of tribal, rural and urban communities in India. The contents also revolve around Indian social problems, social change and development in modern India and social movements. Women, youth and education in India have also been discussed and the book concludes with a note on pioneers of Indian sociology. The book is a standard text and will be useful for undergraduate and postgraduate readings.