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I am happy that we are bringing out the second volume of Social Trends, The Journal of the Department of Sociology of North Bengal University. While the first volume, which was published in March 2014, contained articles exclusively on gender related issues the present volume includes papers dealing with various issues of social importance and contemporary relevance. The present volume is perfectly in line with our declared objective, which was spelt in the first volume out as thus: ‘We see Social Trends as a good platform for the young scholars where they can try their hands in scholarly writing and gain experience and confidence, which would help them in growing as mature scholars in future’. We have articles written mostly by the young scholars who represent social science disciplines like sociology, political science, economics and history. Alongside the articles by young scholars we have included two articles by two senior faculty of our Department and one senior anthropologist. We have one article by a friend from Chittagong University which has added an international flavor to the journal. Some encouraging signs are noteworthy. First, we have received a very good response from the contributors; second, we have received a book from a Delhi - based publisher for review; and third, we are on schedule in bringing out this volume. I acknowledge with deep sense of gratitude the cooperation that I have received from the contributors and my colleagues, the associate editors, in bringing out this volume. I, on behalf of the editorial team, would thank the members of the Advisory Committee of the journal for their encouragement and suggestions on matters relating to publication of the present volume of the journal.

Sanjay K. Roy
North Bengal University
March 2015

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Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 15 of 15
Issue DateTitleAuthor(s)
2015-03Chumki Piplai: Migration and Human Variation: A Study on Tribal Tea-Labourers. New Delhi: Mittal Publication, 2014, 209 pp., INR 750 (hb). ISBN 81-8324-460-2Khawas, Babika
2015-03Comment on the gurkha’s daughterChhetri, Kumar
2015-03Tracing the roots of missionary education in Darjeeling hillsSharma, Niyati Rekha
2015-03Spirituality, healing and scienceSarkar (Das), Mallarika
2015-03Fractured ethnic space of rabha tribe of North BengalPal, Surajit Kumar
2015-03Life of street children in howrah stationMukherjee, Subrata
2015-03Globalisation and identity: case of the lepchas in SikkimKumari, Vandana
2015-03Ground reality of welfare measures: voices from belowBasistha, Nandini
2015-03Gandhian method to peaceRoy, Saikat
2015-03Cultural dimension of ethnic identity: study on the Oraon tribe of North BengalTirkey, John Breakmas
2015-03Ancient Kirata and Kirata today: case of the Lepchas of West BengalRoy, D. C.
2015-03Political Islam in Bangladesh: from Faraidi movement to Hefajat-i-IslamMoidul, Islam
2015-03Deserted women in patriarchal sikkim and Darjeeling hillsRoy, Sanjay K.; Khawas, Babika
2015-03Foregrounding differences and diversity: dalit youth of IndiaRay, Antara; Ganguly, Ramanuj
2015Reflections on the demand for ST status by some ethnic groups in Darjeeling hillsMukhopadhyay, Rajatsubhra
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