Category: Anthropology

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UPSC ANTHROPOLOGY Mains 2019 Question Paper – 2

SECTION “A” 1. Write short notes on the following in about 150 words each a) Phylogenetic position and morphological features of Ramapithecus 10 b) Ethno-archaeological analysis of hunting activities of contemporary tribal community 10...

Pseudo-kinship: UPSC expected question

Pseudokinship or fictitious kinship takes place when the social relationships simulate the ones arising through real kinship (consanguinity or affinity) but without any biological relationship. For example, in many societies, children who are breast-fed...

Headhunting tribes: For UPSC Anthropology

Topic: Paper 1: Religion and Magic, MagicoReligious Functionaries, Feuding among tribes (Political anthropology), law and justice in primitive society  Paper 2: Socio-economic characteristics of Indian tribes, Social change among Indian tribes, Impact of Christianity on...

Pseudo tribalism: Case study

Topic: Paper 2: Pseudotribalism, Tribe-caste continuum, Sanskritization, De-sanskritization, Social change in India  Pseudotribalism is a process in which the non tribals take up certain tribal features or pretend to be tribals in order to...

Tribal Ramayana: Anthropology Case study

Topic: Parochialisation; Diffusion; Impact of Hinduism on Tribal society; Assimilation of culture  Ramayana is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India. It is depicted in famous performing arts like Bharatnatyam, Manipuri, Kathak, Kathakali, Odissi...

Culture Area: For Anthropology UPSC Mains

A culture area was defined as a geographical/cultural region whose population and groups share important common identifiable cultural traits, such as language, tools and material culture, kinship, social organization, and cultural history. History of...