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Sociology Paper 2/2016

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updated on March 8th, 2019

SOCIOLOGY Paper II

Time Allowed : Three Hours

Maximum Marks : 250

QUESTION PAPER SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS

Please read each of the following instructions carefully before attempting questions.

There are EIGHT questions divided in two Sections .

Candidate has to attempt FIVE questions in all.

Question Nos. 1 and 5 are compulsory and out of the remaining, THREE are to be attempted choosing at least ONE question from each Section.

The number of marks carried by a question/part is indicated against it. Answers must be written in the medium authorized in the Admission Certificate which must be stated clearly on the cover of this Question-cum-Answer (OCA) Booklet in the space provided. No marks will be given for answers written in a medium other than the authorized one.

Word limit in questions, wherever specified, should be adhered to.

Graphs/illustrations, wherever required, may be drawn/given in the space provided for answering the question itself.

Attempts of questions shall be counted in sequential order. Unless struck off, attempt of a question shall be counted even if attempted partly. Any page or portion of the page left blank in the Question-cum-Answer Booklet must be clearly struck off.


SECTION A

Q1.     Write short notes with a sociological perspective on the following, in about 150 words each :

10×5=50


(a) Salient features of A.R. Desai’s Marxist Sociology

10


(b) Significance of Village Studies in Indian Sociology

10


(c) ‘Isolationism’ as a dominant feature of colonial tribal policy

10


(d) Anti-Brahmanical movements during the colonial period

10


(e) Patriarchy as a form of dominance

10


Q2.     (a) How has B.R. Ambedkar identified the features of caste system? How is it different from the mainstream treatment of caste features?

20


(b) Discuss Andre Beteille’s account of the relationship between caste, class and power as a change from symmetrical to asymmetrical one.

20


(c) Analyse the major components of Land Reform Acts. Show their effectiveness in curbing rural inequality.

10


Q3.     (a) Bring out the significance of the difference between family and household.

20


(b) Elucidate the concepts of ‘majoritarianism’ and ‘minoritarianism’in accentuating communal tensions in India.

20


(c) Comment on the increasing significance of caste in politics.

10


Q4.     (a) How is the tribal question related with the issues of integration and autonomy in modern India ?

20


(b) Comment on the factors behind the changing status of women in urban India.

20


(c) What accounts for the growth and consolidation of the middle classes in modern India?

10


SECTION B

Q5.     Write short notes with a sociological perspective on the following, in about 150 words each:

10×5=50


(a) Privatization of education and increasing inequalities

10


(b) Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme for rural development

10


(c) Different forms of Dalit assertion

10


(d) Empowerment through ‘Right to Education’

10


(e) Differential sex-ratio and its implications

10


Q6.     (a) Write a note on the uneven impact of “Green Revolution’ on rural society.

20


(b) Discuss the emerging forms of ‘inequalities’ and ‘acute poverty as major challenges of social transformation in India.

20


(c) Discuss the various forms of environmental movements waged in India.

10


Q7.     (a) Write a detailed note on the effects of growing slums in urban areas.

20


(b) Discuss the changing nature of the problems of working class in the informal sector of the economy.

20


(c) What are the factors accounting for the resurgence of ethnic identity movements in India?

10


Q.8     (a) Bring out the impact of the declining significance of the agrarian economy.

20


(b) Examine the impact of industrialization and urbanization on family structure.

20


(c) How is ageing becoming an emerging issue in Indian society?

10


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