Sociology Answer Writing Practice - Week 4 - Question Set 1

90 Days Sociology Answer Writing Practice - Questions for 25-Dec-2017

Sociology Syllabus Covered in Week 4

B. Social Structure:

(i) Rural and Agrarian Social Structure:

(a) The idea of Indian village and village studies.

(b) Agrarian social structure - evolution of land tenure system, land reforms.

(ii) Caste System:

(a) Perspectives on the study of caste systems: GS Ghurye, M N Srinivas, Louis Dumont, Andre Beteille.

(b) Features of caste system.

(c) Untouchability - forms and perspectives.

(iii) Tribal communities in India:

(a) Definitional problems.

(b) Geographical spread.

(c) Colonial policies and tribes.

(d) Issues of integration and autonomy.

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1. What is the idea of Indian village ? Explain. (2014)
2. Louis Dumont s perspective on Indian caste system. (2015)

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