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II.4.1 Emergence and growth of anthropology in India-Contributions of the 18th, 19th and early 20th Century scholar-administrators.

The growth of Indian anthropology has been divided into different periods by the above mentioned and other notable anthropologists in a slightly different way. According to S.C. Roy the growth of anthropology in India can be classified in terms of the sources of publications such as magazines, handbooks and monograms etc. and also in terms […]

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II.3.2.6 Future of caste system,

Factors and forces of change Urbanization Industrialization Westernization Socio – religious reform movements Democratic process and role of State Market forces Political ambience and mobilization Social media Non-state forces Current trends and fure of caste system Changes in Urban areas Increasing role of caste in political spaces Inter-caste conflicts and violences Intra-caste unrest Class-conciousness in […]

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II.3.2.2 Varna and caste

Varna has its first mention in the rig veda. It mentions three varnas- brahma,kshatra, vaishya. There is no direct mention of sudras but references to groups despised by aryans like agoya,chandala, nishadas. It is said that their was no hierarchy in varnas during vedic period and it emerged during brahmanical period. Brahmanas: They are those, […]

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II.5.2.1 Linguistic minorities and their social, political and economic status.

Constitutional provisions for Linguistic minorities- (1) Art. 345 of the Indian Constitution states very clearly that “Subject to the provisions of Articles 346 and 347, the Legislature of a State may by law adopt any one or more of the languages in use in the State or Hindi as the language or languages to be […]

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II.6.3.2 Development of forest policy and tribals

Forest and Tribals source of livelihood- food, fiber, fabric, fuel, house source of raw materials- crafts like rope making, basket making, woodwork source of indigenous medicine source of forest product like honey, wood source of employment abode of religious belief Development of forest policy I. 1855- Forest policy by Lord Dalhousie II. 1864- Establishment of […]

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