Introducing Indian Society
Demographic Structure and Indian Society
Social Change and Development in India
The Story of Indian Democracy
Social Institutions - Continuity and Change
Market as a Social Institution
Change and Development in Rural Society
Pattern of Social Inquality and Exclusion
Change and Development in Industrial Society
The Challenges of Cultural Diversity
Globalisation and Social Change
Mass Media and Communication Process
Suggestions for Project Work
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Assertion: Sanskritisation usually accompanies or follows a rise in the economic status of the caste attempting it.
Reason: Adopting the ritual, domestic and social practices of a caste (or castes) of higher status raises the social status of the members of middle or lower castes.
Kumudtai’s journey into Sanskrit began with great interest and eagerness with Gokhale Guruji, her teacher at school…At the University, the Head of the Department was a well-known scholar and he took great pleasure in taunting Kumudtai…Despite the adverse comments she successfully completed her Masters in Sanskrit…. Source: Kumud Pawade (1938)
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Do you think sanskritisation is a gendered process? Give a reason for your answer.
With the growth of the ______ movement in the 20th century, there was an attempt in several Indian languages to drop Sanskrit words and phrases.
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........ John Stuart Mill's essay 'On Liberty' soon after its publication became a text in Indian colleges. Indians came to know about Magna Carta and the struggle for liberty and equality in Europe and America.
Mention the kind of Westernization being referred to in the given source.