31 October 2014
1. Write short notes on ALL of the following is not more than 200 words each:
(a) Divorce among the Muslims.
(b) Protective discrimination: its sociology and politics.
(c) Kula, Vansa and Gotra
(d) Inequality in the agrarian social structure.
2. Comment on the distinction between ‘hierarchy’ and ‘social stratification’. Which of the two will be a more appropriate term to describe the caste system and why?
3. Discuss the process of social mobility in the caste system commonly described as sanskritization and westernization. Have they reflected any structural change in the system?