Topic – Salient features of Indian Society”
1) Caste system is assuming new identities and associational forms. Hence, caste system cannot be eradicated in India. Comment.(250 words)
Key demand of the question
The question expects us to discuss the evolved nature of caste system in India and comment on whether or not it can be eradicated because of how it has been entrenched in Indian society.
Comment – When you are asked to comment, you have to pick main points and give your ‘opinion’ on them based on evidences or arguments stemming from your wide reading. Your opinion may be for or against, but you must back your argument with evidences.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – explain about caste system.
Body – Write about the various changes taking place in the caste system. Talk about the greater assertion shown by the lower caste off late. Discuss the making of caste based groups in several sectors like commerce, trade, agriculture etc. Talk about the political associations formed on the lines of caste and why eradicating caste on account of these factors would be difficult.
Conclusion – Give your view on whether caste system would be eradicated in India because of these factors.