Rose Mary

SOCIOLOGY – THE DISCIPLINE [Short Notes/Key Points to Remember]

  Sociology UPSC Mains Syllabus Chapter 1 : Sociology – The Discipline  Topic: Modernity and social changes in Europe and emergence of Sociology.   WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY? The word sociology has both Latin and Greek origins. The word comes from a Latin word ‘socius’ meaning companion and the suffix ‘logy’ meaning the study of has …

SOCIOLOGY – THE DISCIPLINE [Short Notes/Key Points to Remember] Read More »

YOGENDRA SINGH’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO SOCIOLOGY

  Practice  Question  – Discuss Yogendra Singh’s thesis on Modernisation of Indian Tradition. And evaluate its applicability in the present day context. [UPSC 2017] Approach – Explain Singh’s theory of modernisation, Apply it to contemporary society, Criticism, Conclusion.   Yogendra Singh is neither functionalist nor Marxist but he empha­sizes theory in relation to context. Therefore, …

YOGENDRA SINGH’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO SOCIOLOGY Read More »

PERSPECTIVES ON STUDY OF INDIAN SOCIETY

  Practice Question – Analyse A R Desai’s views on India’s path of development. [UPSC 2018] Approach – Introduction, A R Desai’s Marxist view, Development in colonial and post-colonial times, Criticism, Conclusion.   Though sociology does not have a long history but it does have a long past. Sociological research in India started long before …

PERSPECTIVES ON STUDY OF INDIAN SOCIETY Read More »

UNDERSTANDING THE NUANCES OF CASTE SYSTEM

  Practice Question – Write a note on Ghurye’s conception of caste in India. [UPSC 2019] Approach – Introduction, Definition of Caste, Ghurye’s Conception, Context, Characteristics of caste, Critic, Conclusion.    INTRODUCTION The term ‘caste’ is derived from a Portuguese word ‘caste’ meaning breed, race or group. The castes are ascriptive groups. Thus basically caste refers to …

UNDERSTANDING THE NUANCES OF CASTE SYSTEM Read More »

TRIBAL POLICY – INTEGRATION OR AUTONOMY?

  Practice Question –  Comment on the growing assertion of tribal community for autonomy in India. [UPSC 2019] Approach – Introduction, Give factors for rising tribal assertiveness, Give examples for their assertions, Give the measures taken so far by government to ensure tribal autonomy, Suggest measures, Conclusion    INTRODUCTION In the post-independence period not only …

TRIBAL POLICY – INTEGRATION OR AUTONOMY? Read More »

COMMUNALISM IN INDIA

Practice  Question  –  Elucidate the concepts of majoritarianism’ and ‘minoritarianism’ in accentuating communal tensions in India.  [ UPSC 2016] Approach – Introduction, Define Communalism, Explain communalism in India and establish the role of majoritarianism and majoritarianism in fuelling communal tensions, Give examples from both pre-independence and post-independence India, Conclusion. INTRODUCTION Communalism actually stems from religious …

COMMUNALISM IN INDIA Read More »

KARL MARX, EMILE DURKHEIM, TALCOTT PARSONS

  Practice Question –  Analyse Marxian conception of historical materialism as a critique of Hegelian dialectics. [UPSC 2016] Approach – Introduction, Define Hegelian and Marxian concept of historical materialism, How are they different form each other?, What was Marx’s specific criticisms regarding Hegelian historical materialism?, Conclusion.   KARL MARX Karl Marx (1818- 1883) was alive in the middle of …

KARL MARX, EMILE DURKHEIM, TALCOTT PARSONS Read More »

Contact Us
close slider