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    WBCS Main 2016 Optional Question Paper Anthropology-Paper I

    Group – A

    Answer any three questions (All questions carry 30 marks)

    1. Define evolution.  Discuss in brief modern synthetic theory of human evolution,

    2  What is human genetics ?  State characteristic features of autosomal, sex chromosomal, multifactorial and polygenic

    inheritance in man.

    3. Define Growth.  What are the differences between growth and development ?  Discuss in brief different methods of human growth study,

    4. What do you mean ”adaptation”.  Write a short note on human adaptation in respect of hot and cold climate.

    Group – B

    Answer any three questions (All questions carry 30 marks)

    5. Define marriage. Write a brief note on preferential and prescribed forms of marriage.

    6. What is post modern anthropology, and how has it criticized traditional anthropology ?

    7. Define religion.  What are the differences between magic and religion.  Write a short note on universality of religion.

    8- What are research methods ?  What are the differences between methods and methodology ? Write a brief note on participant observations.

    Group – C

    9, Write short notes on any two of the following  (10 x 2 = 20 marks)

    (a)  Hunter-gatherer  society.

    (b) C14 dating and its application on paleoanthropology.

    (c) Nutrition deficiency related diseases in man.

    (d) Relevance of biological anthropology in public health.

    WBCS Main 2016 Optional Question Paper Anthropology-Paper II

    Group – A

    Answer any three questions.

    1. Discuss in brief about different courses of development of social anthropology in India.       40

    2. Mention the Lower Paleolithic Culture Complexes in India. Discuss with suitable diagrams and sketches the geology and lower Paleohthic tool traditions of Sohan Valley.     15 + 25 = 40.

    3. Define Neolithic and state its salient features. Discuss in brief about the Neolithic cultures of India.   20 + 20 = 40

    4. Write Short Notes on any two of the following :     2 X 20 = 40

    (a) Dominant Caste

    (b) Jajmani System

    (c) Harappan Religions

    5. Mention the H. H. Risley’s classification of Indian Population and discuss the major criticism of this classification.  40

    Group – B

    Answer any two questions

    6. Write a note on the significance of village studies in India. Discuss in brief on the major concepts that emerged out of these studies.    40

    7. Discuss about the contribution of social anthropology in the field of development.    40

    8. Discuss about different problems faced by the tribal communities of India.     40

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