Social Stratification in Mizo Society
Social stratification is a development through which groups and social categories in societies are ranked as higher or lower to one another. It is almost present in every society all over the world. Although social stratification is changing due to impact of modernisation, technological innovations, political empowerment etc, it exists mostly in the form of caste. A number of studies of social stratification, ranking systems and class formation among the tribes all over the world have reported absence of social differentiation in tribal societies. It is indeed a fact that there is no caste system among the tribal’s including the Mizo tribes in India, yet social stratification exists in the past and in the contemporary Mizo society. In this context, the present book ‘Social Stratification in Mizo Society’ made an in-depth study of social differences in the context of Mizo society.
Andrew H. Vanlaldika (b. 1970) completed his graduation with Honours in Sociology from St. Edmunds’ College, Shillong in 1989. He obtained his MA, MPhil and PhD degrees in Sociology subject from North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, Meghalaya State. He entered to Mizoram Civil Services (MCS) in 2003 and served under Mizoram Government in various capacities likes Assistant to Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Assistant Controller of Printing & Stationeries (ACPS), Block Development Officer (BDO) and Election Officer (EO) in different places in Mizoram. Presently, he is posted as District Civil Supply Officer (DCSO), Lunglei District, Lunglei to look after public distribution system of foodstuffs and essential commodities. He is also designated as District Consumer Protection Officer (DCPO) and Member Secretary of District Consumer Protection Council. As such other duties and tasks assigned to him is to protect consumer rights to the fullest within Lunglei District. He is efficient and competent to the discharge of his duties and responsibilities with dedication and professional commitment. Besides his professional commitment he is actively involved in social activities particularly for the betterment and welfare of the people in Mizoram.
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