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Re: IAS Sociology Question Paper

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1. Write short notes with a sociological perspective on
the following in not more than 150 words each :
(a) Limitations of the dialectical approach to the
study of Indian society.
(b) Changing rural power structure.
(c) Challenges to institution of marriage.
(d) Westernization and institutional changes in
(e) Interaction of 'little tradition' and 'great
(a) Distinguish between the following : 4x4=I6
(i) Tribe and Caste.
(ii) Affinal kin and Consanguineous kin.
(iii) Marriage as sacrament and marriage as
(iv) Positional change and structural change.
(b) 'Indian society may be understood as a system
of cognitive structures.' How far do you agree
with this statement ? 30
(c) Comment on the social and cultural deter- minants of sexual division of labour.

3. (a) Examine the impact of secularization on
various religious communities in India. 30
(b) Has geographic and economic mobility
impacted the tribal culture and social
structure ? Give examples. 30
4. (a) Has nuclear family existed in traditional
India ? Discuss with reference to the views of
I. P. Desai. 20
(b) How have social reform movements in
colonial India contributed to modernization of
Indian society ? 20
(c) Discuss the factors which contributed to
industrial modernization in India. What are the
salient features of new industrial class
structure ? 20
Section 'B'
5. Write short notes with a sociological perspective on
the following in not more than 150 words each :
(a) Demographic perspective of Indian youth.
(b) Regional political elites and the democratic
(c) Education and Dalit empowerment.
(d) Constitution as a living document of social
(e) Education and removal of inequality.

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