The living organism called society is essentially a collection of cells that consist of various kinds of families. These lineages exist and work together for the survival of diverse communities. As we come across the word ‘family’, we immediately connect it to our direct progeny. And yet, the concept of family is too vast, complex, and hidden behind this visible edifice. Family structures are not only the ones we know but may come in various shapes and sizes. Transformation in individuals and society can be understood by studying the family units.
What constitutes a family structure? How were these structures established in the past? Did they look the same as today? What has been the process of adaptation? How do religion and law affect them? Is there any ideal family construction? What is the contemporary concept of families? How will they look in the future? Explore the module to understand this ever-emerging concept.