International Journal of Comparative Sociology (IJCS), founded in 1961 by K. Ishwaran, Professor Emeritus, presents a detailed and scholarly account of studies made in different cultures and societies, with the aim of reaching a common level of abstraction. IJCS is not restricted to sociology. The mandate of the journal is interdisciplinary, welcoming contributions by criminologists, political scientists, economists, anthropologists, psychiatrists, and other related social scientists. A selection of intriguing articles, in combination with research communications and an extensive book review section, offers a wide sample of current and innovative research in the field of comparative social sciences. Topics found in the 42 volumes cover everything from Alienation to Zar cult, representing diverse nations from Australia to Zanzibar.