Mains Examination Syllabus - Sociology
Introduction to types of Society in India : Tribal, Agrarian
Village Communities : Characteristics, Types, Tribal and
Caste : Meaning of Caste, Traditional features of caste.
Theories of the origin of caste, changes in caste, caste and class castism.
Major Religions in India : Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Buddhism
Christianity, Neo - Vaishnavism in Assam.
Rural Power Structure : Traditional and present Panchayat
system, Tribal Village Council, Democratic Political system and changing power
Urbanisation in India : Features, Urbanism, a way of life
Rural Development and reconstruction programmes.
Tribes of India : General ethnic and population survey --
Tribal communities in Assam and their Socio - Cultural life problems of tribal
development, development schemes, Constitutional provisions, Tribal identity and
Background of the Development of Sociological thought. A
Comte : Law of three stages positive and hirarchy of Science.
Herbert Spencer : Concept of Social Evolution and Organisism.
Emila Durkheim : Social Facts, Social Solidarity Mechanical
and Organic, Theory of Religion.
Karl Marx : Materialistic Interpretation of History, Class
and Class Conflicts, Alienation.
Max Weber : Social Action and Ideal Type, Types of Authority,
Religion and Economy.
Merten : Functionalism, Manifest and latest function.
Persons : Theory of action, Social system and pattern