Marriage : types and norms, marriage as contract, and as a sacrament.
Family : types, functions and changes.
Kinships : terms and usages, rules of residence, descent, inheritance.
Forms and functions; Caste and Class. Jajmani system, purity and
pollution, dominant caste, sanskritisation.
Types of Society
Tribal, agrarian, industrial and post-industrial.
Economy and Society
Man, nature and social production, economic systems of simple and complex
societies, non-economic determinants of economic behaviour, market (free)
economy and controlled (planned) economy.
Industrial and Urban Society
Rural-Urban Continuum, urban growth and urbanisation-town, city and
metropolis; basic features of industrial society; impact of automation on
society; industrialisation and environment.
Population size, growth, composition, and distribution in India;
components of population growth-births, deaths and migration; causes and
consequences of population growth; population and social development;
Power, authority and legitimacy; political socialisation; political
modernisation, pressure groups; caste and politics.
Weaker Sections-and Minorities
Social justice-equal opportunity and special opportunity; protective
discrimination; constitutional safeguards.
Theories of change; factors of change; science, technology and change.
Social movements-Peasant Movement, Women's Movement, Backward Caste
Movement, Dalit Movement.