anthropology mains 2010 paper 1 & 2

Posted: November 11, 2010 in 2010_mains_papers

Anthropology mains 2010 paper 1

1. write short notes on the following in 150 words each. 15×4 = 60

a.        cultural relativism & subsequent violation of human rights

b.        importance of chronology in prehistory

c.        oncogenes

d.        segmentary lineage & territoriality


2.a. what stage is known as incipient stage of food production? Point out major features of this cultural stage. Illustrate your answer with suitable examples from specific areas in old world. 30 mrks

b. point out the differences in the concepts & classical evolutionism & neo-evolutionism in socio-cultural anthropology. Which stage of prehistoric culture is known as cultural revolution & why? 30 mrks


3.a. what is balanced genetic polymorphism? How is it maintained in a population.? 30 mrks

b. what are the major craniofacial changes that occurred during hominid revolution? Discuss. 30 mrks


4.a. state the theories regarding origin of spoken languages in human societies both from biological & cultural points of view. 30 mrks

b. distinguish between the terms ‘fecundity’ & ‘fertility’. Are the factors influencing them distinguishable? Discuss. 30 mrks


section b

5. write short notes on the following in 150 words each. 15×4 = 60

a.        culture of homo erectus

b.        social concept of disease

c.        senescence & socio-economics in contemporary lines.

d.        Role of forensic anthropology in the field of personal identification


6.a. what factors are responsible for bringing about variation in residence of different socities? Explain how kinship influence man’s social life. 30 mrks.

b. critically examine the synthetic theory of human evolution. 30 mrks


7.a. what do you understand by the following terms?

i. systematic sampling

ii. stratified sampling

iii. multistage sampling

for what kind of anthropological researches will you use each of them & why? 30 mrks

b. chromosomal deletions & numerical fluctuations may lead to gross abnormalities in man. Discuss with the help of suitable examples.  30 mrks


8.a. why are Neanderthals called pre modern humans? The upper Paleolithic period provides evidence of their coexistence with modern man. Discuss. 30 mrks

b. is race a valid concept? Critically assess the relevance of racial classification in the Indian context. 30 mrks.


Anthropology mains 2010 paper 2

1. write short notes on the following in 150 words each. 15×4 = 60

a.        Neolithic culture in India

b.        Universalization & parochialization

c.        Sivapithecus

d.        Urban planning in harappan culture


2.a. critically examine the factors responsible for the high population growth in india & suggest suitable measures for population control . 30+15 mrks

b. discuss the relevance of guha’s racial classification in the context of India’s ethnic groups. 15 mrks


3.a. comment in detail socio-cultural life of the people of Indus valley civilization. 30 mrks

b. examine gordon’s childe’s statement ‘neolithic culture is a revolution’? 15 mrks

c. discuss the contribution of s.c. dube towards the understanding of the Indian village. 15 mrks


4.a. assess the contribution of m.n. srinivas towards Indian anthropology in general. Add a note on his understanding in the context of studying social mobility in India. 20+10 mrks

b. examine the role of caste system in the present political context. 15 mrks

c. is present political system strengthening the caste system. Discuss. 15 mrks


section b

5. write short notes on the following in 150 words each. 15×4 = 60

a. education & health among tribal women

b. the problem of bonded labor among Indian tribes

c. panchayat raj & tribes

d. tribal displacement


6.a. land & forest are twin problems of the tribes. Explain. 40 mrks

b. discuss the relevance of traditional wisdom & knowledge of tribes with reference to health in present day context. 20 mrks


7.a. discuss & compare the approaches towards the tribe during colonial & post independent India. 45 mrks

b. do you find any significant change in the approaches. Assess. 15 mrks


8.a. critically examine the various ‘structural constraints in the educational development of schedule tribes’. 30 mrks

b. analyse the factors influencing tribal regionalism , citing Indian examples. 30 mrks.


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