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Social Action

(A Quarterly Review of Social Trends)


Social Action has been published continuously since 1951 by the Indian Social Institute. This Journal has been capturing the social dimension of independent India. It is now published by the Social Action Trust. The Journal attempts to reach activists in the field with committed intellectual and theoretical concerns, as well as intellectuals and academics seriously committed to action in the field. This is a delicate balance to maintain and the editorial team strives to keep the Journal relevant and informative to both sets of readers.

A must for researchers and to all serious citizens who have a social concern; Meaningful and thought-provoking BOOK REVIEWS provide you with an insight into the treasures the books hold within.

Articles are well researched. A boon indeed for your questioning mind. It definitely will keep you one step ahead of the topsy-turvy social trends in our country.Social Action is published on the 15th of January, April, July and October. Each issue is devoted to a chosen theme, significant and current at the time, and announced in advance. Articles of 4,500 -5,000 words are invited on these announced themes. The Journal also carries
non-thematic articles, reports from the field and current comment. The Book Review section is a regular feature of the Journal.


Articles in Social Action are indexed in the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Research Abstracts, Sociology of Education Abstracts, Book Review Index, and Review of Population Reviews. A micro-film edition is available from University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 USA. The material printed in this Journal is copyright and should not be reproduced without the written permission of the Editor.

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Editorial Board

Editorial Board of Social Action does not necessarily endorse the views of its contributors.

Current Editorial Board members

Prof. A.S. Narang
Indira Gandhi National University, New Delhi
Prof. Gopal Guru Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110 067
Prof. Imtiaz Ahmad Former Prof. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi – 110 067
Dr. Kum Kum Roy Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi – 110 067
Prof. Virginius Xaxa Delhi University, Delhi – 110 007


The editorial team

Dr. A. Joseph Xavier:
Felcy Rani: Secretarial Assistance.

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Guidelines for Authors

If you have any well researched article on current theme which may not fall in line with them please mail them too. The length of the article should be between 4500-5000 words. It should reach the Editor at least three months before the month of publication in (Post & email) at the address below. Its publication depends on quality and availability of space.


is published on the 15th of January, April, July and October.

1. Styles of writing bibliography to be followed strictly by the authors:


BOOKS : (In alphabetical order)

Bailey, F.G. 1960 Tribe, Caste and Nation. Bombay: Oxford University Press

Bose, N.K. 1967 Problem of National Integration. Simla : Indian Institute of Advanced Studies


Articles from edited books:

Beteille, A. 1977 “The Definition of Tribe”, in Romesh Thapar (ed) Tribe, Caste and Religion. Meerut : Macmillan Co. of India. Pp. 7-14.


Articles from Journals and Periodicals :

Archer, Margaret S. 1985 “The Myth of Cultural Integration.” British Journal of Sociology, 36,no.3:333-353.

Bapat, Meera 1987 “ New Palliatives for Old: Interim Report of National Commission on Urbanization.” Economic and Political Weekly XXII, no.16 : 689-691


Unpublished Dissertations and Theses :

Ekka, Philip 1960 The Mundas and Oraons of Chota Nagapur. Unpublished B.Litt. Thesis, Oxford University.


Documents, Census Records and Reports :

Hunter, W.W. 1877 Statistical Account of Bengal, Vol. XVI, District of Hazaribagh and Lohardaga. London : Trubner and Co.

Census of India, 1981 Series – I, India, Part X-A(i). Town Directory.

Ministry of Labour, 1969 Occupational Pattern in India (Pvt. Sect.) Part I 1969. N. Delhi : Government of India.




2. Quotations should be placed in double quotation marks, reserving single quotation marks for a quote within a quote. Long quotes (i.e. 45 words or more) should be indented to set them apart from the text. No quote marks are required around indented quotes.


3. British spellings to be used rather than American. Thus, ‘programe’ not ‘program’.

4. Headings within an article should be short and limited to two or, at most three levels.


5.Figures between one and ninety-nine should be spelt out, 100 and above should remain in figures. However, exact measurements and percentages are always expressed in figures - for example, ‘3 per cent’; ‘6 km’.

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