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Topic wise discussion – Paper II Anthropology

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  1.  II.1. Evolution of the Indian Culture and Civilization
  2. II.1.1  Case study- Evolution of the Indian Culture and Civilization – modern development puts prehistoric sites at risk
  3.  II.1.1.1 Prehistoric (Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic and Neolithic – Chalcolithic) Protohistoric (Indus Civilization): Pre- Harappan, Harappan and post- Harappan cultures
  4. II. 1.1 Paleolithic culture
  5. II. 1.1 Neolithic culture in India
  6.  II. 1.1 Contribution of tribal cultures to Indian civilization
  7.  II.1.1 Indus Valley Civilization- an introduction
  8. II.1.1 Indus valley civilization – a detailed discussion
  9. II.1.1 Indian Upper paleolithic Culture
  10. II.1.1 Indian Neolithic culture
  11.  II.1.1 Indian Neo-Chalcolithic culture
  12. II.1.1 Indian Middle paleolithic culture
  13.  II.1.1 Indian Chalcolithic culture- 1
  14. II.1.1 Indian Chalcolithic culture- 2
  15.  II.1. Indian Megalithic culture
  16.  II.1 Indian Mesolithic Rock Art
  17.  II.1 Indian Lower paleolithic culture- 1
  18. II.1 Indian Lower paleolithic culture- 2
  19.  II. 1.2.1 Ramapithecus,
  20. II. 1.2.2 Sivapithecus
  21. II.1.2.3 Narmada Man
  22. II. 1.3 Concept of Ethno-Archaelogy
  23. II.1.3 Survivals and Parallels among the hunting, foraging, fishing, pastoral and peasant communities including arts and crafts producing communities.

 

  1. II. 2 Linguistic elements in the Indian population and their distribution
  2. II. 2 Indian population; factors influencing its structure and growth.
  3. II. 2 Ethnic elements in the Indian population and their distribution
  4. II.2 Population Control In India
  5. II.2 Demographic Transition Theory

 

  1. II. 3.1 Traditional Indian social system
  2. II. 3.1.1 Varnashram
  3. II. 3.1.2 Purushartha
  4. II. 3.1.3 Karma
  5. II.3.1 Rina and Rebirth.
  6. II. 3.2 Tribe and caste
  7. II.3.2.1 Structure and characteristics- Caste system in India
  8. II.3.2.2 Varna and caste
  9. II. 3.2.3 Theories of origin of caste system
  10. II. 3.2.4 Dominant caste
  11. II. 3.2.5 Caste mobility
  12. II.3.2.6 Future of caste system,
  13. II. 3.2.7 Jajmani system
  14. II. 3.2.8 Tribe – caste continuum (TCC)
  15. II. 3.3.1 Sacred Complex
  16. II. 3.3.2 Nature- Man- Spirit Complex
  17. II. 3.4.1  Impact of Buddhism on Indian Society
  18. II. 3.4.2 Impact of Jainism on Indian Society
  19. II. 3.4.3 Impact of Islam on Indian Society
  20. II. 3.4.4 Impact of Christianity on Indian Society
  21. II.3 Social classes in urban India
  22. II.3.2.8 Tribe caste continuum- a case study by Surjit Sinha

 

  1. II.4.1 Emergence and growth of anthropology in India-Contributions of the 18th, 19th and early 20th Century scholar-administrators.
  2. II.4.2 Shyama Chandra Dube
  3. II.4.2 Sarat Chandra Roy
  4. II.4.2 N.K.Bose
  5. II.4.2 M. N. Srinivas
  6. II.4.2 L.P. Vidyarthi
  7. II.4.2 H.D. Sankalia
  8. II.4.2 Dhirendra Nath Majumdar
  9. II.4.2 Contributions of Indian anthropologists to tribal and caste studies.
  10. II.4.2 B.S.Guha
  11. II.4.2 Irawati Karve
  12. II.4.2 Robert Bruce Foote

 

  1. II.5 Social Classes In Rural India
  2. II.5.1 Traditional and changing patterns inter-caste relations
  3. II.5.1.1 Significance of village study in India
  4. II.5.1.2 Indian village as a social system
  5.  II.5.1.4 Agrarian relations in Indian villages- part 1
  6.  II.5.1.4 Agrarian relations in Indian villages- part 2
  7. II.5.1 Traditional and changing patterns of settlement
  8.  II.5.1 Classification of Indian Villages
  9. II.5.1 Types of Village study
  10. II.5.1.5 Impact of globalization on Indian villages.
  11. II.5.2.1 Linguistic minorities and their social, political and economic status.
  12.  II. 5.2.2 Religious minorities and their social, political and economic status
  13.  II.5.3 Indigenous and exogenous processes of socio-cultural change in Indian society
  14. II.5.3.1 Sanskritization
  15. II.5.3.2 Westernization
  16. II. 5.3.3 Modernization
  17. II.5.3.4 Inter-play of little and great traditions
  18. II.5.3.5 Panchayati raj and social change
  19.  II.5.3.6 Media and social change
  20.  II. 5.3 7.2 7.3 Social Change
  21. II. Processes of Cultural change in Indian Society

 

  1. II.6 Tribes in India- economic activities
  2. II.6.1 Definition- Tribe
  3. II. 6.1 Tribal situation in India
  4. II. 6.1.1 Bio-genetic variability
  5. II. 6.1.2 Linguistic classification
  6. II. 6.1.3 Tribal population and its distribution
  7. II.6.2 Problems of the tribal Communities, unemployment, underemployment- case studies
  8. II. 6.2.1 Problems of the tribal Communities – land alienation
  9. II.6.2.2 Problems of the tribal Communities — poverty
  10. II.6.2 Problems of the tribal Communities — unemployment and underemployment
  11. II.6.2 Problems of the tribal Communities — indebtedness
  12. II. 6.2.4 Problems of the tribal Communities — low literacy  and  poor educational facilities
  13. II.6.2.7 Problems of the tribal Communities – health and nutrition
  14. II.6.3 Tribal development- approaches
  15. II.6.3 Developmental projects and their impact on tribal displacement and problems of rehabilitation- case studies
  16. II.6.3.2 Development of forest policy and tribals
  17. II.6.3.3 Impact of industrialization on tribal populations
  18. II.6.3 Impact of urbanization and industrialization on tribal populations- case studies
  19. II.6.3 Developmental projects and their impact on tribal displacement and problems of rehabilitation.

 

  1. II. 7.1.1 Problems of exploitation and deprivation of Scheduled Castes
  2.  II.7.1.2 Problems of exploitation and deprivation of Scheduled Tribes
  3. II.7.1.3 Problems of exploitation and deprivation of Other Backward Classes
  4. II.7.1.2 Constitutional safeguards for Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes.
  5. II.7.2 Impact of modern democratic institutions, development programmes and welfare measures on tribals and weaker sections.
  6. II.7.2 Social change and contemporary tribal societies:
  7. II.7.2 Shortcomings in Tribal Welfare programme
  8. II. 7.3.1 The concept of ethnicity
  9. II.7.3.2 Ethnic conflicts and political developments
  10.  II.7.3 Unrest among tribal communities;
  11. II.7.3 Regionalism and demand for autonomy
  12.  II.7.3 Pseudo-tribalism
  13. II.7.3 Social change among the tribes during colonial and post-Independent India.

 

  1. II.8.1 Impact of Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and other religions on tribal societies.
  2. II.8.2 Tribe and nation state — a comparative study of tribal communities in India and other countries.

 

  1. II. 9.1 Tribal Panchsheel
  2. II.9.1 Role of N.G.O.s in tribal development
  3. II. 9.1.2 The concept of PTGs (Primitive Tribal Groups), their distribution, special programmes for their development
  4. II.9.1 Tribal Development Administration in India: Approaches and Programmes
  5. 9.1 Tribal policies, Constitutional Provisions and Acts for tribals .
  6. II.9.1 Historical Perspectives of Tribal Plans
  7. II. 9.2 Role of anthropology in tribal and rural development.
  8. II.9.3 Contributions of anthropology to the understanding of regionalism
  9. II.9.3 Contributions of anthropology to the understanding of communalism
  10. II.9.3 Contributions of anthropology to the understanding of ethnic and political movements.

 

 

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