ESO-14 Solved Question papers

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December, 2015


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

  1. Explain the relationship between caste and class in India.
  2. How does Gerhard Lenski’s notion of class differ from that of Karl Marx ?
  3. Explain Pierre van den Berghe theory of social stratification.
  4. Discuss the interactional approach to the understanding of caste identity.


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

  1. ‘For many years studies on stratification were gender blind.’ Critically discuss.
  2. Explain the functional perspective in understanding social conflict.
  3. What were the conditions that led to the rise of regional language movements as an expression of ethnicity ?
  4. Outline the important features of capitalist societies.
  5. Do you agree that Dumont’s theory of caste corresponds with the lived reality of caste in India ? Discuss.
  6. What are the major reasons for marginalization of Indian Tribes ? Discuss.
  7. Is socialist society classless ? Discuss.
  8. Explain the theory of ‘circulation of elites’.
  9. What makes religious ethnicity a basis of stratification in society ?
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Answer any two of the following questions in about 100 words each.

  1. Outline the concept of gender role stereotyping.
  2. Bring out the factors that contribute to declining sex-ratio in India.
  3. What did Weber mean by ‘life chances’ ?
  4. Explain the concept of peasant society.

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