DMPQ- Social structure of Indian society is quite complex. Enumerate the elements of Indian society.

Social structure denotes the network of social relationship. The social relationship is created among the individuals when they interact with each other according to their statuses in accordance with the patterns of society. Features of Indian society: Complex society Mainly rural society with 70% of population residing in village. Casteism is deep rooted. Different cultural … Read more

DMPQ- Family as an institution is getting affected by the changes in society. Discuss the changes in the family and the causes of the changes.

Family is a smallest basic social unit which performs various functions like biological, psychological, economical etc. The form and the characteristics of the families are changing. Changes: Joint family to nuclear family. Concept of single mother, single father. Supreme court has given legal sanction to live in couple as family. The reasons for the changes … Read more

DMPQ: Spiritual tourism potential is largely untapped. Do you agree with the statement. Discuss the steps taken by the government to promote spiritual tourism.

Since the ancient times, India has been known as the Hub of several religions and practices. Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Jainism, Sikhism are the most popular religions in India. There have been significant centers for all these religions which are the places for the communal worship and social harmony. The Kings who had been ruling the … Read more

DMPQ-. According to many sociologists, in contemporary India, the traditional joint families are being replaced by functional joint families. What do you understand by functional joint families? Why such trend is on increase in recent years?

Features of Traditional joint family include common residence, common kitchen, common property and participation in common family worship etc. Indian family system since ancient period was basically traditional joint family system. However in recent years it has been replaced by functional joint family. Functional joint family, according to sociologist IP Desai, means a family where … Read more

DMPQ-“Political and economic empowerment of women is necessary, but not a sufficient condition for improving social status of women in India.” Comment

Political empowerment is an organized effort to increase control over resources and regulative institutions on the part of groups and movements of those hitherto excluded from such control. Political empowerment of women means to give political rights to women. These political rights include right to vote, right to get elected and equal participation and representation … Read more

DMPQ- “Dr. Ambedkar gave the slogan of Educate, Agitate and Organize.” In your opinion, how this slogan is relevant today in the Empowerment of the Depressed Class?

Ambedkar’s Vision of Education Bhim Rao Ambedkar was an educational Pragmatist. His educational philosophy stresses the development of person and his environment. He was highly influenced by the John Dewey’s philosophy of education. He emphasized education as one of the basic need for human. According to him education is not only a ladder for social … Read more

DMPQ- Write down the salient features of Janani Suraksha Yojana.

Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) is a safe motherhood intervention under the National Health Mission (NHM). The Yojana was launched on 12th April 2005. It is being implemented in all states and UTs. It  is a 100 % centrally sponsored scheme and it integrates cash assistance with delivery and post-delivery care. Objectives: It was Launched for reducing maternal and neonatal mortality, to promote institutional … Read more

DMPQ- What is mob lynching and discuss the causes of Mob lynching.

Mob lynching is attacking some one, physically assaulting a person leading to death, by a group of people loosely connected to each other, on the basis of some false information, mostly on the basis of unconfirmed rumours like cow slaughter, beef eating, child lifting, theft, enticing women, etc.  Reasons for higher incidence of mob lynching … Read more

DMPQ- Although untouchability is totally banned in India, Modern forms of untouchability still prevail in India. Do you agree with the statement?

  Discrimination against Dalits penetrates numerous aspects of daily life in India. It affects access to education and medical facilities and imposes restrictions on housing and what kind of work Dalits can carry out. Denial of rented house to dalit community by non dalit community. Discriminatory behaviour with dalit community at university level especially in … Read more

DMPQ-Write a short note on religious fundamentalism?

Fundamentalism refers to one’s unwavering belief in the infallibility of the religious / philosophical scriptures in all matters of faith, religion an d philosophy. The attachment or belief is such strong that the believer takes a militant stand sometimes. Its purpose is to reaffirm the key theologic al tenets of one’s religion and stress on … Read more

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