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I.9.7 Adaptation, adaptability and acclimatization in human being

Every organism including human being responds to structural and functional characteristics of its environment through adaptability which in turn results into better survival and evolution. Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace (1858) famously proposed that positive selection could explain the many marvelous adaptations that suit organisms to their environments and lifestyles, and this simple process remains […]

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II.6 Xaxa Committee report- Summary

Aspects related to legal regulations of Tribes and tribal areas (1) Laws and policies enacted by the Parliament and State Legislatures should not be automatically applied in the Fifth Schedule areas (as was the case under colonial rule or as is presently the case in the Sixth Schedule areas). Its applicability should be made contingent on the discretion […]

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I.2.4.4 Types of family (from the perspectives of structure, blood relation, marriage, residence and succession)- 2

Types of family Family can be defined in three different ways- Structure , Function and Change I.Perspectives of structure Nuclear –The nuclear family consists of a married man and woman with their off-spring although in individual cases one or more additional persons may reside with them. Monogamous- Family is based on monogamous marriage, ie, marriage […]

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I.2.3.5 Marriage regulations (preferential, prescriptive and proscriptive)-2

I. Prescriptive marriage- where the rules prescribe whom a person should marry. Violation of the rule attracts sanctions. These are of two types. Exogamy : This term was first time used by McLenon. It means marriage outside a particular group. It varies from society to society. As per Hicks and Gwynne “social rule that one […]

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II.1.1 Case study- Evolution of the Indian Culture and Civilization – modern development puts prehistoric sites at risk

Every evening after archaeologist Shanti Pappu and her colleagues head home for the night, two watchmen patrol the team’s excavation site and a plot of dry scrubland near Sendrayanpalayam village, about a two-hour-drive from Chennai in southern India. Without such vigilance, the site could easily be disturbed.To the left of the carefully dug trenches, for […]

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