Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
1) Do you think marriage as a social institution is losing its relevance in the society? Critically analyze.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is based on the topic from sociology subject of GS paper I.
Key demand of the question:
One must analyse in detail the concept of marriage as a social institution and in what way its losing its relevance owing to different factors.
Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.
Structure of the answer:
First define what Marriage is. How is it a social institution?
Explain in detail the functions of marriage then analyze how many of the functions are getting replaced by rise of other institutions and attitudinal changes.
Discuss the sanctity surrounding marriage and the belief in the system has not gone out.
Provide for factors responsible for deterioration of marriage as an institution.
Conclude with way forward.