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Q.1. Answer the following questions in about 150 words each: 10× 𝟓 = 𝟓𝟎

(a) “The growth of sociology as a discipline is a product of Western intellectual discourse”.

Comment. 10
(b) “History is past sociology and sociology is present history”. Discuss. 10
(c) “Sociological knowledge cannot be entirely separated from common sense”. Comment
(d) The Utility of Indology in the Study of Indian Society. 10
(e) Rules of Sociological methods. 10

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(a) G.S Ghurye is of the opinion that for the study of Indian society, one must combine
sociological and anthropological approaches. Evaluate. 20
(b) “The system of signs that we employ to express our thoughts, the monetary system we
use to pay our debts, the credit instruments we utilise in our commercial
relationships, the practices we follow in our profession, all function independently of
the use we make of them”. Discuss. 20
(c) Social psychology is a discipline that uses scientific methods "to understand and
explain how the thoughts, feelings, and behavior of individuals are influenced by the
actual, imagined, or implied presence of other human beings." Examine. 10

Q.3. Answer the following questions in about 150 words each: 10× 𝟓 = 𝟓𝟎
(a) What is the subject matter of sociology according to Durkheim? 10
(b) “Sociology must attempt to reveal what role human awareness plays in the production
of social action, social situations and social worlds.” Critically analyse. 10
(c) Do you agree that Sociology is the Science of Society? Substantiate with Suitable
illustrations? 10
(d) Discuss the method used to discover a general theory by clarifying similarities and
differentials found in different societies. 10
(e) Caste, Race and Ethnicity as determinants of Indian Unity 10

(a) Durkheim’s study on suicide demonstrates that what is thought to be a highly
individual act is actually socially patterned. In this context describe the pattern of
Suicides in Indian society? 20
(b) “Caste is a system of stratification in which social mobility, at least ideally, may not
occur.” In this context discuss the views of Ghurye on the caste system. 20
(c) Explain how social order and solidarity is established and maintained in the society
according to Durkheim? 10

(a) “Social actions do not exist in and of themselves, but are dependent on their
recognition and interpretation by social actors”. Analyse 20
(b) “The origin of sociology is attributed to the numerous developments in the 18th and
19th century especially the Industrial revolution and the French revolution”. Discuss
(c) “Value free Sociology is not just impossible but the very idea is un-sociological”
Critically examine. 10

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