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(c) Synthetic theory of evolution; Brief outline of terms and concepts of evolutionary biology (Doll’s rule, Cope’s rule, Gause’s rule, parallelism, convergence, adaptive radiation, and mosaic evolution).
- Characteristics of Primates; Evolutionary Trend and Primate Taxonomy;
- Primate Adaptations; (Arboreal and Terrestrial)
- Primate Behaviour;
- Tertiary and Quaternary fossil primates;
- Living Major Primates;
- Comparative Anatomy of Man and Apes;
- Skeletal changes due to erect posture and its implications.
- Definition and universality;
- Laws of marriage (endogamy, exogamy, hypergamy, hypogamy, incest taboo);
- Types of marriage (monogamy, polygamy, polyandry, group marriage).
- Functions of marriage;
- Marriage regulations (preferential, prescriptive and proscriptive);
- Marriage payments (bride wealth and dowry).
- Consanguinity and Affinity;
- Principles and types of descent (Unilineal, Double, Bilateral, Ambilineal);
- Forms of descent groups (lineage, clan, phratry, moiety and kindred);
- Kinship terminology (descriptive and classificatory);
- Descent, Filiation and Complimentary Filiation;
- Descent and Alliance.
- Meaning, scope and relevance of economic anthropology;
- Formalist and Substantivist debate;
- Principles governing production, distribution and exchange in communities,
- globalization and indigenous economic systems.
- Anthropological approaches to the study of religion (evolutionary, psychological and functional);
- monotheism and polytheism;
- sacred and profane;
- myths and rituals;
- forms of religion in tribal and peasant societies (animism, animatism, fetishism, naturism and totemism);
- religion, magic and science distinguished;
- magicoreligious functionaries (priest, shaman, medicine man, sorcerer and witch).
(b) Historical particularism (Boas); Diffusionism (British, German and American)
(c) Functionalism (Malinowski); Structural-functionlism (Radcliffe-Brown)
(d) Structuralism (L’evi – Strauss and E.Leach)
(e) Culture and personality (Benedict, Mead, Linton, Kardiner and Cora – du Bois).
(f) Neo – evolutionism (Childe, White, Steward, Sahlins and Service)
(g) Cultural materialism (Harris)
(h) Symbolic and interpretive theories (Turner, Schneider and Geertz)
(i) Cognitive theories (Tyler, Conklin)
(j) Post- modernism in anthropology
Nature, origin and characteristics of language; verbal and non-verbal communication; social context of language use.
(d) Analysis, interpretation and presentation of data.
Methods and Application: Methods for study of genetic principles in man-family study (pedigree analysis, twin study, foster child, co-twin method, cytogenetic method, chromosomal and karyo-type analysis), biochemical methods, immunological methods, D.N.A. technology and recombinant technologies.
Mendelian genetics in man-family study, single factor, multifactor, lethal, sublethal and polygenic inheritance in man.
Concept of genetic polymorphism and selection, Mendelian population, HardyWeinberg law; causes and changes which bring down frequency – mutation, isolation, migration, selection, inbreeding and genetic drift. Consanguineous and non-consanguineous mating, genetic load, genetic effect of consanguineous and cousin marriages.
(a) Numerical and structural aberrations (disorders).
(b) Sex chromosomal aberrations – Klinefelter (XXY), Turner (XO), Super female (XXX), intersex and other syndromic disorders.
(c) Autosomal aberrations – Down syndrome, Patau, Edward and Cri-du-chat syndromes.
(d) Genetic imprints in human disease, genetic screening, genetic counseling, human DNA profiling, gene mapping and genome study.
Race and racism, biological basis of morphological variation of non-metric and metric characters. Racial criteria, racial traits in relation to heredity and environment; biological basis of racial classification, racial differentiation and race crossing in man.
Age, sex and population variation as genetic marker- ABO, Rh blood groups, HLA Hp, transferring, Gm, blood enzymes. Physiological characteristics-Hb level, body fat, pulse rate, respiratory functions and sensory perceptions in different cultural and socio-economic groups.
Concepts and methods of Ecological Anthropology. Bio-cultural Adaptations – Genetic and Non- genetic factors. Man’s physiological responses to environmental stresses: hot desert, cold, high altitude climate.
Epidemiological Anthropology: Health and disease. Infectious and non-infectious diseases. Nutritional deficiency-related diseases.
– stages of growth – pre-natal & natal ; infant, childhood, adolescence, maturity, senescence.
11.1 Relevance of menarche, menopause and other bioevents to fertility. Fertility patterns and differentials.
11.2 Demographic theories- biological, social and cultural.
11.3 Biological and socio-ecological factors influencing fecundity, fertility, natality and mortality.
- Anthropology of sports, Nutritional anthropology,
- Anthropology in designing of defence and other equipments,
- Forensic Anthropology,
- Methods and principles of personal identification and reconstruction,
- Applied human genetics – Paternity diagnosis, genetic counseling and eugenics, DNA technology in diseases and medicine, serogenetics and cytogenetics in reproductive biology.
- The concept of ethno-archaeology;
- Survivals and Parallels among the hunting, foraging, fishing, pastoral and peasant communities including arts and crafts producing communities.
- Ethnic and linguistic elements in the Indian population and their distribution.
- Indian population – factors influencing its structure and growth |
- Recent developments
- Significance of village study in India;
- Indian village as a social system;
- Traditional and changing patterns of settlement and inter-caste relations;
- Agrarian relations in Indian villages;
- Impact of globalization on Indian villages.
- land alienation, poverty, indebtedness, low literacy, poor educational facilities, unemployment, underemployment, health and nutrition.
- Recent developments
- Developmental projects and their impact on tribal displacement and problems of rehabilitation.
- Development of forest policy and tribals.
- Impact of urbanization and industrialization on tribal populations.
- Recent developments
- Problems of exploitation and deprivation of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes.
- Constitutional safeguards for Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes.
- Recent developments
- Impact of modern democratic institutions, development programmes and welfare measures on tribals and weaker sections.
- Recent developments
The concept of ethnicity; Ethnic conflicts and political developments; Unrest among tribal communities; Regionalism and demand for autonomy; Pseudo-tribalism; Social change among the tribes during colonial and post-Independent India.
Impact of Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and other religions on tribal societies.
a comparative study of tribal communities in India and other countries.
- History of administration of tribal areas, tribal policies, plans, programmes of tribal development and their implementation.
- The concept of PTGs (Primitive Tribal Groups), their distribution, special programmes for their development.
- Role of N.G.O.s in tribal development.
Role of anthropology in tribal and rural development.
Contributions of anthropology to the understanding of regionalism, communalism, and ethnic and political movements.
Jan 22, 2021 – added:
- Tools of data collection
- Tribal situation in India
- Bio-genetic variability
- Linguistic characteristics of the tribal populations
- Panchayati Raj and social change
- Media and Social change
Jan 16, 2021 – added:
- Indigenous processes of socio-cultural change
- Inter-play of little and great traditions
Jan 11, 2021 – added:
- Impact of globalization on Indian villages
- Linguistic minorities
- Religious minorities
- Tools of data collection
Jan 4, 2021 – added:
- Traditional and changing patterns of settlement
- D.N.A. technology and recombinant technologies
- Chromosomal and karyo-type analysis
- Case study method
- Fieldwork tradition in anthropology
- Distinction between technique, method and methodology
- Indian village as a social system
Dec 30, 2020 – added:
- Emergence, growth and development in India
- Contribution of Indian anthropologists
- Contributions of the 18th, 19th and early 20th Century scholar-administrators
- Significance of village study in India
- Cytogenetic method
- Impact of Jainism, Islam on indian society
- Impact of Christianity on Indian society
Dec 23, 2020 – added:
- Nature man spirit complex
- CO-TWIN METHOD
- FOSTER CHILD
- Twin Study
- Impact of Buddhism on Indian society
Dec 16, 2020 – added:
- Sacred Complex
- Pedigree Analysis
Dec 7, 2020 – added:
- Jajmani system,
- Tribe- caste continuum.
Dec 1, 2020 – added:
- Future of the caste system
- Human Physique and Somatotypes
- THEORIES AND OBSERVATIONS
- Biological and chronological longevity
- FACTORS AFFECTING GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
- METHODOLOGIES FOR GROWTH STUDIES
- AGEING AND SENESCENCE
- Immunological methods
Nov 26, 2020 – added:
- DNA technology in diseases and medicine
- Serogenetics and cytogenetics in reproductive biology
- Theories of origin of caste system
- Caste mobility
- Structure and characteristics Varna and caste
- Dominant Caste
- STAGES OF GROWTH-PRENATAL, NATAL, INFANT, CHILDHOOD, ADOLESCENCE, MATURITY, SENESCENCE
- Concept of growth and development
Nov 15, 2020 – added:
- Rina and Rebirth
- Genetic Counseling and Eugenics
Nov 10, 2020 – added:
- Varnashrama system
- Methods and principles of personal identification and reconstruction
- Paternity diagnosis
- Indian population—factors influencing its structure and growth
Nob 8, 2020 – added:
- Siwalik man
- Anthropology in designing of defence and other equipment
- Concept of ethnoarchaeology
- Ethnic elements of India
- Linguistic elements of India
Nov 3, 2020 – added:
- Forms of religion in tribal and peasant societies
- Magico-religious functionaries
- Nutritional anthropology
- Forensic Anthropology
- Anthropology of sports
- Contributions of the tribal cultures to Indian civilization
- Post-Harappan cultures
- Narmada man
Oct 30, 2020
Paper 1 – added
- Anthropological approaches to the study of religion
- Sacred and Profane
- Monotheism and Polytheism
- Religion, magic and science distinguished
Paper II – added
- Paleolithic cultures
- Mesolithic Cultures of India
- Neolithic culture of india
- Chalcolithic Cultures
- Harappan Civilisation
Oct 26, 2020 – Paper 1 – Band, tribe, chiefdom, kingdom and state;
Oct 25, 2020 – Paper 1 – concepts of power, authority and legitimacy;
Oct 23, 2020 – Paper 1 – Social control, law and justice in simple societies
Oct 22, 2020 – Paper 1 – added: globalization and indigenous economic systems.
Oct 13, 2020 – Paper 1 – added: Subsisting on horticulture and agriculture
Sep 19, 2020 – Paper 1 – added: Subsisting on fishing and pastorism.
Sep 11, 2020 – Paper 1 – added:
Principles governing production, distribution and exchange in communities,
- Reciprocity, redistribution and market
- subsisting on hunting and gathering,
Sep 6, 2020 – Paper 1 – added: Formalist and substantivist debate.
Sep 4, 2020 – Paper 1- added:
- Descent and Alliance
- Meaning, scope, and relevance of economic anthropology
Aug 29, 2020 – Paper 1 – added:
- Kinship terminology (descriptive and classificatory)
- Descent, Filiation and Complimentary Filiation
Aug 25, 2020 – Paper 1 – added:
- Principles and types of descent
- Forms of descent groups
Aug 21, 2020 – Paper 1 – added:
- Impact of urbanization, industrialization and feminist movements on family.
- Kinship consanguinity and affinity
Aug 17, 2020 – Paper 1 – added:
- functions of family
- Types of family
Aug 13, 2020 – Paper -added:
- Marriage payments
- Family – Definition and universality;
- Family, household and domestic groups;
Aug 9, 2020 – Paper 1 -added:
- Functions of marriage
- Marriage regulations
Aug 4, 2020 – Paper 1 – added:
- Laws of marriage
- Types of marriage
Aug 2, 2020 – Paper 1 – added:
- social groups
- social stratification
- Marriage – definition and universality
July 30, 2020 – Paper 1 – added:
- Concept of Society
- Society and Culture
- Social Institutions
July 27, 2020 – Paper 1 – Chalcolithic culture, copper-bronze age and iron age added under “Archaeology, Chronology & Cultural Evolution”.
July 22, 2020 – Paper 1 – mindmaps added in “Archaeology, Chronology & Cultural Evolution”.
July 18, 2020 – Paper 1 – uploaded:
- Gene & Chromosomes,
- Mutation & Cell Division.
July 16, 2020 – Protein Synthesis uploaded.
July 14, 2020 – Paper 1 – Biological Basis of Life –
- The Cell,
- DNA structure and replication,
July 13, 2020 – Paper 1 – “Homo sapiens — Cromagnon, Grimaldi, and Chancelede” uploaded.
July 10, 2020 – Paper 1 – Uploaded the following:
(b) Homo erectus
(c) Neanderthal Man
(d) Rhodesian man.
July 7, 2020 – Paper 1 – “Australopithecines” uploaded.
July 5, 2020 – Primates >> “Comparative Anatomy of Man and Apes” & “Skeletal changes due to erect posture and its implications” uploaded
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