Challenges of Social Transformation
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Violence against women: Link 1
Communalism: Link 1
Religious revivalism: Link 1 Link 2
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Social movements in India
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Women’s movement: Link 1
Backward classes and Dalit movement: Link 1 Link 2
Ethnicity and Identity movements: Link 1
Politics and Society
Nation, democracy and citizenship: Citizenship
Political parties: Link 1
Pressure group: Link 1
Social and political elite:
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Industrialization and Urbanization in India
Evolution of modern industry in India: Link 1
Growth of urban settlements in India: Link 1 Link 2 Link 3 Link 4 Link 5
Working class – structure, growth, class mobilization: Link 1 Link 2 Link 3
Informal sector: Link 1
Child labor: Link 1
Slums and deprivation in urban areas: Link 1
Rural and Agrarian transformation in India:
Programmes of rural development…: Link 1
Green revolution and social change:
Changing modes of production in Indian agriculture:
Problems of rural labour, bondage, migration: Rural labour Migration 1 Migration 2 Migration 3 Migration 4
Visions of Social Change in India
Idea of development planning and mixed economy: Link 1
Constitution, law and social change: Link 1
Education and social change: Link 1
Religion and Society
Religious communities in India: Tribal religion Hinduism Jainism and Buddhism Christianity Islam Sikhism
Problems of religious minorities: Link 1
Systems of Kinship in India
Lineage and descent in India: Kinship 1 Kinship 2 Kinship 3 Kinship 4
Types of kinship systems: Same as above
Family and marriage in India: Family 1 Family 2 Family 3 Marriage 1 Marriage 2 Marriage 3 Marriage 4
Household dimensions of the family: Household 1 Household 2
Patriarchy, entitlements and sexual division of labour: SDOL
Social classes in India
Agrarian class structure: Link 1
Industrial class structure: Link 1
Middle classes in India: Link 1
Tribal communities in India
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Colonial policies and tribes:
Issues of integration and autonomy:
Perspectives on the study of caste systems:
Features of caste system:
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The Idea of Indian village and village studies: Link 1
Agrarian social structure:
Evolution of land tenure system:
Land reforms: Link 1
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Hi is this ashish sir’s strategy on how to read IGNOU?
Rather than studying ignou and bulky books, if someone like to go through faculty notes…it will be useful in scoring high marks or not.
Questions demand your own appreciation of a sociological issue. Faculty notes would give you their appreciation. This is not say they are not relevant. Please use them to supplement text books. And, books are not bulky if you stick to syllabus topics.
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On some topics there is no link . Like in caste system, what does it mean?
They are the one’s for which relevant PDFs could not be found.
Section C (Rural and Agrarian transformation in India)
and (Indusrialisation and Urbanisation in India – growth of urban settlements link 4 )
these links r not opening….
and yes d way in which d notes r sorted out r great..thanks
Thanks for your comment!
We do not have any link for Rural and Agrarian transformation in India.
Indusrialisation and Urbanisation in India – growth of urban settlements link 4: is working fine from our end. Kindly retry.
What about caste system materials
I’m not able to find a link
Sir, in some topics like Family , Mariiage – Why are there 2 3 pdf of same topics? Do they have same content ? Do we have to read all the pdf on same topcs from page-to-page or we can just can keep on supplementinf information from the pdfs instead of reading the 2 3 pdfs page-to-page on same topics. ( For example – for marriage and family topics in paper 2, there are Marriage1, Marriage 2, Marriage 3, Marriage 4, Family 1, Family 2, Family 3 files)
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Should i read the complete pdf link attached or just the topic mentioned in the syllabus? For instance, Religious revivalism
You can go for selective reading. Please keep PYQs and syllabus with you while reading.