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Syllabus: UPSC Sociology (Mains) Paper 1

1. Sociology – The Discipline: i. Modernity and social changes in Europe and emergence of sociology. ii. Scope of the subject and comparison with other social sciences. iii. Sociology and common sense. 2. Sociology as Science: i. Science, scientific method and critique. ii. Major theoretical strands of research methodology. iii. Positivism and its critique. iv. Fact value and objectivity. v. Non- positivist methodologies. 3. Research Methods and Analysis: i. Qualitative and quantitative methods. ii. Techniques of data collection. iii. Variables, sampling, hypothesis, reliability and validity. 4. Sociological Thinkers: i. Karl Marx i. Historical materialism ii. mode of production iii. alienation iv. class struggle. ii. Emile Durkheim i. Division of labour ii. social fact iii. suicide iv. religion v. Society iii. Max Weber i. Social action ii. ideal types iii. authority iv. bureaucracy v. Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism. iv. Talcolt Parsons i. Social system ii. pattern variables. v. Robert K. Merton i. Latent and manifest functions

. Nation. democracy. Social organization of work in different types of society i. civil society. Deprivation ii. v. Labour and society. citizenship. status groups iii. Formal and informal organization of work. Mead – Self and identity. Sociological theories of religion. slave society. Sociological theories of power. and political parties. vi. ideology. Dimensions i. ii. Structural functionalist theory ii. hierarchy iv. iii. revolution. feudal society. Sources and causes of mobility. Stratification and Mobility: i. Weberian theory iii. poverty vi. iv. ii. Works and Economic Life: i. Protest. Religion and Society: i. 8. iv. equality ii. ii. Social stratification of class ii. ethnicity and race. bureaucracy. state. Politics and Society: i. industrial /capitalist society. open and closed systems ii. Concepts i. iv. agitation. Theories of social stratification i. 6. inequality iii. iii. conformity and deviance iii. collective action. exclusion v. reference groups. pressure groups. Power elite. types of mobility iii. social movements.5. 7. Social mobility i. gender iv. Marxist theory iii.

religious revivalism iv. pluralism iv. Social background of Indian nationalism. Development and dependency. monism iii. iii. Ghurye). cults. Syllabus: UPSC Sociology (Mains) Paper 2 #1: Introducing Indian Society: a. iii. iv. Religion in modern society i. Impact of colonial rule on Indian society : i. Science. Contemporary trends. Patriarchy and sexual division of labour.Types of religious practices: i. v. The idea of Indian village and village studies. iii. . iii. Education and social change. marriage. ii. household. 10. Systems of Kinship: i. Lineage and descent. 9. Agents of social change. b. Perspectives on the study of Indian society: i. v. Marxist sociology (A R Desai). iv. ii. Social reforms. technology and social change. Sociological theories of social change. ii. Modernization of Indian tradition. Social Change in Modern Society: i. Protests and movements during the colonial period. Rural and Agrarian Social Structure: i. iv. Indology (GS. sects v. religion and science ii. iii. Types and forms of family. fundamentalism. #2: Social Structure 1. secularization iii. ii. Family. Structural functionalism (M N Srinivas). ii. animism ii.

iii. Green revolution and social change. iv. ii. Education and social change. land reforms. Definitional problems. v. 4. Louis Dumont. schemes. iii. ii. 6. 3. . migration. Social Classes in India: i. Rural and Agrarian transformation in India: i. v. Religious communities in India. iii. ii. Changing modes of production in Indian agriculture . Types of kinship systems. Perspectives on the study of caste systems: GSGhurye. iv. ii. Programmes of rural development. Industrial class structure. Community Development Programme. ii. Colonial policies and tribes. entitlements and sexual division of labour. poverty alleviation ii. ii. Untouchability – forms and perspectives. Patriarchy. ii. bondage. Family and marriage in India. Religion and Society: i. Tribal communities in India: i. iii. Systems of Kinship in India: i. #3: Social Changes in India: 7. Geographical spread. Idea of development planning and mixed economy. Middle classes in India. Constitution. law and social change. Lineage and descent in India. 8. Agrarian class structure. Caste System: i. Visions of Social Change in India: i. cooperatives. Problems of religious minorities. iv. Agrarian social structure – evolution of land tenure system. Household dimensions of the family.2. Features of caste system. M N Srinivas. Issues of integration and autonomy. 5. iii. Andre Beteille. Problems of rural labour. iii.

pressure groups. religious revivalism. Components of population growth: birth. environmental problems and sustainability. reproductive health. ii. deprivation and inequalities. composition and distribution. iv. Political parties. Caste conflicts. Ethnicity and Identity movements. sex ratios. ii. Evolution of modern industry in India. iv. Working class: structure. iii. child and infant mortality. vi. democracy and citizenship. Illiteracy and disparities in education. i. Industrialization and Urbanisation in India: i. Women’s movement. i. ii. social and political elite. iii. migration. Informal sector. iii. growth. Population policy and family planning. v. v. Ethnic conflicts. death. Poverty. 10. Growth of urban settlements in India.9. communalism. i. Backward classes & Dalit movement. iii. 11. . growth. 12. child labour. iv. ii. Challenges of Social Transformation: Crisis of development: displacement. Regionalism and decentralization of power. Environmental movements. Slums and deprivation in urban areas. Secularization. i. 13. iv. ii. Social Movements in Modern India: Peasants and farmers movements. Population Dynamics: Population size. Politics and Society: Nation. Violence against women. iii. class mobilization. iv. v. Emerging issues: ageing.

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