ESO-12 Solved Question papers

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June, 2019

SECTION I

Answer any two of the following questions in about 500 words each.

  1. Are Indian villages ‘little republic’ ? Discuss critically.
  2. Explain the role of socialisation in gender role stereotyping in India.
  3. Discuss the nature of social mobility among the scheduled castes in the PostIndependent India.
  4. Explain the relationship of caste with power in India.

SECTION II

Answer any four of the following questions in about 250 words each.

  1. Explain the ‘relative deprivation’ approach to the study of poverty.
  2. Discuss the economic dimension of urbanization in India.
  3. Distinguish between state, nation and society.
  4. Discuss the problems faced by ‘other backward classes’ in India.
  5. Explain the impact of industrialisation on tribals in India.
  6. Discuss the role of leadership and ideology in social movements.
  7. What are the major determinants of women’s work ?

SECTION III

Answer all the following questions in about 100 words each.

  1. Write short notes on any two of the following in about 100 words each :
    (a) Urbanization
    (b) Parochialisation
    (c) Dominant caste

December, 2018

SECTION I

Answer any two of the following questions in about 500 words each.

  1. Discuss the bonds of unity in India.
  2. Examine the changes in the caste system.
  3. Explain the changing nature of the agrarian class structure.
  4. Discuss the factors for disintegration of joint family in India.

SECTION II

Answer any four of the following questions in about 250 words each.

  1. . Differentiate between lineage and kinship.
  2. Examine the impact of urbanisation on villages in India.
  3. Discuss the defining characteristics of a town.
  4. Describe the matrilineal system of the Khasi tribe.
  5. Examine the impact of economic liberalisation on rural economy in India.
  6. Discuss the factors affecting women’s work in India.

SECTION III

Answer all the following questions in about 100 words each.

  1. What is ‘mixed economy’ ?
  2. What is Sati ?
  3. Differentiate between Polygyny and Polyandry.

June, 2018

SECTION I

Answer any two of the following questions in about 500 words each.

  1. Explain the forms of diversity in India.
  2. Discuss the features of rural social structure.
  3. Examine the main features of urban life.
  4. Discuss the challenges of national integration in India.

SECTION II

Answer any four of the following questions in about 250 words each.

  1. Discuss the features of Jajmani system.
  2. Differentiate between Universalisation and Parochialisation with examples.
  3. Explain marriage rules in the Dravidian kinship system.
  4. Discuss the impact of Green Revolution in India.
  5. Discuss the approaches to tribal development in India.
  6. Discuss the belief system of Sikhism.

SECTION III

Answer all the following questions in about 100 words each.

  1. What is the Guild System ?
  2. What is Ethnicity ?
  3. Define the concept of gender.

December, 2017

SECTION I

Answer any two of the following questions in about 500 words each.

  1. Does India have bonds of unity ? Discuss.
  2. Describe the essential characteristics and the changes in Indian villages with suitable examples.
  3. Discuss the spatial pattern of urban development in contemporary India.
  4. Define marriage and its different forms.

SECTION II

Answer any four of the following questions in about 250 words each.

  1.  Elucidate the features of the Hindu joint family system.
  2. Explain the concept of the Jajmani’ system.
  3. Discuss the relationship between Christianity and Hinduism in Kerala.
  4. Describe the main features of Backward Classes in India.
  5. Examine the role of women in the Indian Freedom Movement.
  6. Discuss the major issues associated with tribal movements in India.
  7. Describe the features of the kinship system of North India.
  8. Discuss the dynamics of agrarian class structure in India.
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SECTION III

Answer all the following questions in about 100 words each.

  1. Exogamy
  2. Socialisation
  3. Ethnicity
  4. Parochialisation

December, 2016

SECTION I

Answer any two of the following questions in about 500 words each.

  1. Explain the nature of rural social structure in contemporary India.
  2. What do you understand by the concept of urban ? Discuss the major features of urban life.
  3. Explain the role of ideology and leadership in social movements.
  4. Discuss the various approaches to study ecology.

SECTION II

Answer any four of the following questions in about 250 words each.

  1. Discuss the various factors of change in joint family system in India.
  2. Delineate the differences and similarities between the North and South Indian kinship.
  3. Analyse the impact of green revolution on rural disparity in India.
  4. Explain the various factors leading to urban poverty in India.
  5. Elucidate the relation between state, nation and society.
  6. Discuss the significance of Caste Councils and Caste Associations in India.
  7. Elaborate the major features of tribal societies in India.
  8. Write a note on the changing status of women in contemporary India.

SECTION III

Answer all the following questions in about 100 words each.

  1. (a) Relevance of Sanskritization in Studying Social Mobility in Contemporary India
    (b) Features of Unorganized Sector in the Indian Economy

June, 2016

SECTION I

Answer any two of the following questions in about 500 words each.

  1. Explain agrarian social structure in India focusing on the changes it is undergoing in recent years.
  2. Elaborate the emerging patterns of urbanisation in contemporary India.
  3. Explain the changing features of caste system in urban India.
  4. Define social movement and discuss its important features.

SECTION II

Answer any four of the following questions in about 250 words each.

  1. Discuss broad features of Kinship organisations among the Garo in North-East India.
  2. Explain the key features of rural economy in contemporary India.
  3. Explain the impact of industrialisation on urban class structure.
  4. Discuss various approaches to study poverty in India.
  5. Analyse various challenges to nation-building in India.
  6. Explain social divisions among Muslims in India with suitable examples.
  7. Discuss the major features of caste system in India.
  8. Elaborate the major economic pursuits of tribes in India.

SECTION III

Answer all the following questions in about 100 words each.

  1. (a) Gender role stereotyping
    (b) Causes of declining female sex ratio

December, 2015

SECTION I

Answer any two of the following questions in about 500 words each.

  1. Explain the concept of ‘family’. Discuss the developmental cycle approach to the understanding of family in India.
  2. “Villages are characterized by vertical interdependence of castes.” Discuss.
  3. Explain the descent approach to the understanding of kinship.
  4. Explain the descriptive nature of North-Indian kinship terms.

SECTION II

Answer any four of the following questions in about 250 words each.

  1. What are the main features of urban economy ?
  2. What are the main challenges to nation-building efforts in India ?
  3. Discuss the role of Parsi Panchayat in their society.
  4. Do you agree that urban social issues are an extension of rural social issues in India ? Discuss.
  5. Outline the main features of caste system.
  6. In what way does industrialization influence the lives of tribal communities ?

SECTION III

Answer all the following questions in about 100 words each.

  1. List the main issues raised by the Brahmo Samaj.
  2. What are the key structured factors that influence women’s education in India ?
  3. What are the main objectives of tribal associations ?
  

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