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Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 42


21 October 2014

1. Write short notes on ALL  the following is not more than 200 words each:
(a) Caste among the non-Hindus.
(b) Scheduled caste elites.
(c) The changing status of women.
(d) Dominant caste and the agrarian power structure.
2. What is the structural perspective on the caste system? Is it not an oversimplification  to describe the system as a hierarchy of statuses based on the opposition of the pure  and impure? (250 Words)