IAS Exam Papers-Main - Anthropology (Papers II) 1997

SECTION A 1. Write notes on any three of the following in about 200 words on each :

  • (a) Concept of rebirth in Hindu Social System
  • (b) Dating methods in Prehistory
  • (c) Significance of Verna and Caste
  • (d) Universalization and Porochialization

2. Describe the distinguishing characteristic features of South Indian Megaliths and compare these with either Central Indian or North-eastern India Megaliths.

3. Assess the growth and development of Anthropology in India. Illustrate the contributions of early twentieth century Anthropologists in Tribal and Caste studies.

4. Critically evaluate the Indian Population Policies. Suggest appropriate measures for its improvement.

5. Write notes on any three of the following in about 200 words each :

(a) Components of cultures and its link with civilization

(b) Shifting cultivation, its merits and demerits

(c) Role of Anthropologist as an Administrator

(d) Plans and Programs of Tribal development

6. Examine the role of joint family in Hindu social system and its impact on caste system.

7. Estimate the role of democratic institutions/organizations for the development of weaker sections and the welfare measures adopted by them.

8. Discuss the significance of the regionalism and communalism in Indian context and its role in ethno-political movements in the present political system

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