Endogamy: Certain restrictions are imposed that the other partner is to be selected from the caste or class to which the first partner belongs. Marriage within a specific group is termed as endogamy. Hence, marriage with an out-group...See more Answered
The three forms of marriages found in India are:
Monogamy: Under monogamy, one man marries one woman at a time. Until the passing of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955, a Hindu man could marry more than one wom...See more Answered
According to this view, the type of family existing at a certain time is not a fixed entity, but rather a structural contingent resulting from the operation of a combination of several factors such as life expectancy, economy, interpersonal relations...See more Answered
The major types of joint family structures are:
Collateral Joint Family: Where two or more married brothers with their wives and unmarried children live.
Supplemented Collateral Joint...See more Answered
URBAN POLITICS: In the British period peoples representative entered the municipal. institutions. The movement for independence in the form of Swadeshi Movement, formation of trade unions found wide support in the urban areas.
In ...See more Answered
In the urban areas, because of new occupational structures, an occupation free caste structure emerged. Caste and occupation were delinked because recruitment to the new occupation was based-on technical skills, which would be acquired through formal...See more Answered
The forms and functions of family have undergone adaptive changes in the urban communities. One way to characterize this change is to associate conjugal or nuclear forms of families with relatively modernized or industrial society and extended or joi...See more Answered
The important features of urban life are:
By virtue of its size and population:, the city cannot be a primary group. The inhabitants of a city do not come into primary contact with each other. They meet and speak ...See more Answered
Since cities in modern India perform diversified functions political, administrative, cultural etc., it is difficult to classify them on the basis of single activity. To define a town or a city, demographic and economic parameters are used. Till 1961...See more Answered
There is an interaction between the religious beliefs and practices of the villages and the Indian civilization as a whole. Robert Red field used the concept of 'Little tradition' for the cultural processes among the folks or unlettered peasants and ...See more Answered
Mckim Marriott speaks of the twin processes of Universalisation and Parochialization. Universalisation refers to the carrying forward of materials which are already present in the little tradition" while Parochialisation is the downward devolution of...See more Answered
The primary bond of unity is found in the geo-political integration. All the parts of India are governed by the same Constitution and is a sovereign, secular nation.
There is a culture of visiting famous temples and holy shrines known as pilgrimag...See more Answered
Urbanization is closely linked to modernization, industrialization, and the sociological process of rationalization. Urbanization can describe a specific condition at a set time, i.e. the proportion of total population or area in cities or towns, or ...See more Answered
Arya Samaj: On April 10th, 1875 , the organization called "Arya Samar was formally registered in Bombay (Mumbai), India. Arya Samaj, as the name signifies, is a Samaj (Organization or Society) of Aryas (people who are noble). The wo...See more Answered
With over 900 million people and more than one thousand languages, India is certainly one of the multi-lingual nations in the World today. It is home to the Indo-Aryan aud Dravidian language families, two of the World's largest. The North Indian lang...See more Answered