Apr 11 th, 2016
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Anthropology 2009 Mains Solved Questions

2009 Paper I

1. Homo Habilis

2. Natural Selection in humans

3. Schedule and questionnaire in research methodology

4. Chiefdom in tribal society

5. Distinguish between major categories of Australopithecenes. How are australopithecines different from apes.

6. List the major skeletal modifications in humans due to assumption of erect posture.

7. What are the major criticisms in theory of ‘structuralism’ as propounded by Claude Levi-Strauss?

8. Write a detailed note on polyandrous societies, citing Indian examples.

9. Explain the theory of Neo-evolutionism.

10. Non-communicable diseases

11. Genetics of HLA and organ transplantation

12. Anthropological relevance of population genetics

13. Thrifty genotype

14. Differentiate between growth and development. List the factors affecting human growth and development.

15. What is genetic load and what factors influence it?

16. Distinguish between ‘chronological age’ and ‘biological age’.

17. Discuss the theories of ageing.

18. Analyse the various applications of anthropological knowledge to solve medico-legal problems and in the reconstruction of evidence.

Paper II

1. New Archaeology

2. Nature-man-Spirit complex

3. Sanskritization.

4. Importance of Siwaliks in Anthropology

5. Discuss the salient features of the prevalent hypotheses on the future of the caste system in India.

6. Write a brief note on the contributions of Prof. L. P. vidyarthi in the field of anthropology.

7. Examine the contribution of Mesolithic culture to the rise of Neolithic culture.

8. Bring out the various features and the importance of the dominant caste concept.

9. What are the various exogenous processes of socio-cultural changes in Indian society?

10. Write a brief note on the linguistic diversity among Indian tribes.

11. Describe the significant contributions of village studies in India to the understanding of social transformations.

12. Indebtedness in tribal communities.

13. Fifth schedule of the constitution.

14. Tribal unrest in central India.

15. NGOs and tribal development.

16. Analyze the impact of Christianity on tribal communities with special reference to North-East India.

17. In what way has anthropology contributed to the understanding of ethnic and political movements in India?

18. Critically examine the evolution of Forest Policy in India since the British period. Discuss its impact on tribals of India.

7 Comments on this article

  • geetanjali Joshi August 26, 2016
    what is the ans of paper two question two and three. if there is a compilation of previous year papers solved. lemme know i would ike to buy them.


  • thesanjay15 November 3, 2016
    How to get full answers??


  • pamilshandalya May 30, 2017
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    • admin May 31, 2017
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  • Sripada November 3, 2017
    How can I read the answers..even I click the question I'm not getting the answer


    • admin November 4, 2017
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