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How is social inequality different from the inequality of individuals?

[0.05] Pattern of Social Inquality and Exclusion
Chapter: [0.05] Pattern of Social Inquality and Exclusion
Concept: What is Social About Social Inequality and Exclusion?

What are some of the features of social stratification?

[0.05] Pattern of Social Inquality and Exclusion
Chapter: [0.05] Pattern of Social Inquality and Exclusion
Concept: What is Social About Social Inequality and Exclusion?

How would you distinguish prejudice from other kinds of opinion or belief?

[0.05] Pattern of Social Inquality and Exclusion
Chapter: [0.05] Pattern of Social Inquality and Exclusion
Concept: What is Social About Social Inequality and Exclusion?

What is social exclusion?

[0.05] Pattern of Social Inquality and Exclusion
Chapter: [0.05] Pattern of Social Inquality and Exclusion
Concept: What is Social About Social Inequality and Exclusion?

What is meant by cultural diversity? Why is India considered to be a very diverse country?

[0.06] The Challenges of Cultural Diversity
Chapter: [0.06] The Challenges of Cultural Diversity
Concept: Cultural Communities and the Nation-state

What is community identity and how is it formed?

[0.06] The Challenges of Cultural Diversity
Chapter: [0.06] The Challenges of Cultural Diversity
Concept: Cultural Communities and the Nation-state

How has colonialism impacted our lives? You can either focus on one aspect, like culture or politics, or treat them together.

[0.01] Structural Change
Chapter: [0.01] Structural Change
Concept: Understanding Colonialism

You may be living in a very small town, may be in a very big city, a semi-urban settlement or a village.

  1. Describe the place where you live.
  2. What are the features, which make you think it is a town and not a city, a village and not a town, or a city and not a village?
  3. Is there any factory where you live?
  4. Is agriculture the main job that people do?
  5. Is it the occupational nature that has a determining influence?
  • Is it the buildings?
  • Is it the availability of educational opportunities?
  • Is it the way people live and behave?
  • Is it the way people talk and dress? 
[0.01] Structural Change
Chapter: [0.01] Structural Change
Concept: Understanding Colonialism

Read the passage given and answer the questions :-

The harsh working conditions suffered by labourers in Aghanbigha were an outcome of  the combined effect of the economic power of the maliks as a class and their overwhelming  power as members of a dominant caste. A significant aspect of the social power of the  maliks was their ability to secure the intervention of various arms of the state to advance  their interests. Thus, political factors decissively contributed to widening the gulf between  the dominant class and the underclass.

i.  Why do you think the maliks were able to use the power of the state to advance their own interests?

ii.  Why did labourers have harsh working conditions?

[0.04] Change and Development in Rural Society
Chapter: [0.04] Change and Development in Rural Society
Concept: Agrarian Structure: Caste and Class in Rural India

Read the snippets from the debates held in the Constituent Assembly. Identify the interest groups. Discuss what kind of interest groups exist in contemporary India. How do they function?

[0.03] The Story of Indian Democracy
Chapter: [0.03] The Story of Indian Democracy
Concept: The Indian Constitution

The 73rd amendment has been monumental in bringing a voice to the people in the villages. Discuss.

[0.03] The Story of Indian Democracy
Chapter: [0.03] The Story of Indian Democracy
Concept: The Indian Constitution

Write an essay on the ways that the Indian Constitution touches peoples’ everyday life, drawing upon different examples.

[0.03] The Story of Indian Democracy
Chapter: [0.03] The Story of Indian Democracy
Concept: The Indian Constitution

Hindi and regional language films were often set in rural areas. Think of a  film set in rural India and describe the agrarian society and culture that is  shown in it. How realistic do you think the portrayal is? Have you seen any  recent film set in rural areas? If not how would you explain it? 

[0.04] Change and Development in Rural Society
Chapter: [0.04] Change and Development in Rural Society
Concept: Agrarian Structure: Caste and Class in Rural India

Why are states often suspicious of cultural diversity?

[0.06] The Challenges of Cultural Diversity
Chapter: [0.06] The Challenges of Cultural Diversity
Concept: Cultural Communities and the Nation-state

The ______ refers to the number of live births per 1000 women in the child-bearing age group, usually taken to be 15 to 49 years.

[0.02] Demographic Structure and Indian Society
Chapter: [0.02] Demographic Structure and Indian Society
Concept: Some Theories and Concepts in Demography

Identify one of the reasons for population explosion.

[0.02] Demographic Structure and Indian Society
Chapter: [0.02] Demographic Structure and Indian Society
Concept: Some Theories and Concepts in Demography

The book "An essay on the principle of population" was written by ______.

[0.02] Demographic Structure and Indian Society
Chapter: [0.02] Demographic Structure and Indian Society
Concept: Some Theories and Concepts in Demography

Who is related with the theory of population growth?

[0.02] Demographic Structure and Indian Society
Chapter: [0.02] Demographic Structure and Indian Society
Concept: Some Theories and Concepts in Demography

According to Robert Malthus, population rises in ____________ progression whereas agricultural production grows in ____________ progression.

[0.02] Demographic Structure and Indian Society
Chapter: [0.02] Demographic Structure and Indian Society
Concept: Some Theories and Concepts in Demography

The hierarchical ordering of castes is based on the distinction between ____________.

[0.03] Social Institutions - Continuity and Change
Chapter: [0.03] Social Institutions - Continuity and Change
Concept: Caste and the Caste System
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