Social Empowerment Communalism Regionalism Secularism


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                                                                            1. How do the Indian debates on secularism differ from the debates in the West?
                                                                            2. What is the basis of regionalism? Is it that unequal distribution of benefits of development on regional basis eventually promotes regionalism? Substantiate your answer.
                                                                            3. Critically discuss the personal laws as a major social constraint in bringing about gender equality in Indian Society.
                                                                            4. "The extent of empowerment of women in a nation is largely determined by three factors, viz. economic, social and political identity."Discuss in India's context.
                                                                            5. Distinguish between religiousness / religiosity and communalism giving one example of how the former had got transformed into latter in independent India.
                                                                            6. Regional attitude as threat to National Unity
                                                                            7. How should the government come to the rescue of the presence of genuine secularism in the country?
                                                                            8. Women Empowerment is the need of the hour. Discuss the steps to be adopted in India for ensuring better opportunities and growth for Women.
                                                                            9. India Takes Steps Towards Feminization Of Agriculture
                                                                            10. Karnataka Asks Private Sector To Reserve Blue-Collared Jobs For Kannadigas
                                                                            11. Economic empowerment of women is the key to ensure their social empowerment. Discuss in context of India.
                                                                            12. Discuss the need for setting up of social stock exchange in India. What are the key challenges in their effective implementation?
                                                                            13. Highlight the steps taken by government of India for integrating the tribals into the mainstream. Also discuss the challenges faced in integrating them.
                                                                            14. The caste system in India has went through many changes and is still persisting by adapting itself to changing socio-economic and political conditions. Comment.
                                                                            15. While on one hand regionalism acts as a threat to national integrity, on the other hand it is also an efficient tool for increasing political participation. Analyse.
                                                                            16. The 103rd constitutional amendment act has been hailed as an important step towards meeting the objectives of social justice in India. Critically examine its relevance.
                                                                            17. Examine the need of urgent investment in human capital formation for India.
                                                                            18. Both Caste and Race are manifestations of a closed system of stratification, but there are important differences between the two. Explain.
                                                                            19. The reasons for continued lack of participation of women in Politics is deeply rooted into the past and traditional belief system. Analyse in context of India.
                                                                            20. It has been observed that though the demands of regional movements may be legitimate but their methods and approaches are often conservative and traditional in nature, generally advocating status-quo in social issues. Critically discuss in context of India.
                                                                            21. There are many problems that have continued to exist in India even after 75 years of independence. However, history has testified India's resilience and it has grown stronger as a nation. Comment.
                                                                            22. The India as we see today is a result of centuries of migration. In this context, highlight the role of migration in shaping India’s socio-economic structure.
                                                                            23. Throw some light on the concept of gender budgeting and mention reasons behind its poor status in India. Also, suggest measures to address these issues.
                                                                            24. Economic empowerment alone cannot provide social security; social empowerment is needed along with it. Discuss in the context of India.
                                                                            25. India as a democracy needs democratically functioning political parties to deepen the democratic setup at grassroot level. Comment.
                                                                            26. Social auditing can be used as an efficient tool for addressing the monitoring and implementation bottlenecks in success of government schemes in India. Enumerate the steps that have been taken by the government recently in this regard.
                                                                            27. The reasons behind violation of sexual and reproductive rights of women are often deeply engrained in societal values and traditions. Comment.
                                                                            28. Despite increasing urbanisation in India, the caste-based discrimination has not been annihilated rather it has manifested in different ways. Discuss with examples.
                                                                            29. Discuss how the taboos and myths surrounding menstruation in India have been detrimental for women in many aspects of socio-cultural life. Suggest measures to combat them.
                                                                            30. While on one hand the Indian society is mimicking the west, on the other there are attempts to revive the conservative traditional outlook. Comment.
                                                                            31. Delineate the relationship between social mobility and equality. Highlight the impediments in ensuring it.
                                                                            32. Explaining the concept of secularism, discuss how Indian secularism differs from the West.
                                                                            33. Examine the issues related to child sexual abuse in India. What initiatives India has taken to tackle the issue?
                                                                            34. In the light of the recent Supreme Court order against hate speech, discuss the challenges in fighting hate speech while preserving freedom of speech. What needs to be done?
                                                                            35. Comment on the need to improve disabled people’s access to entertainment. How can this be achieved?
                                                                            36. In view of the BCCI recently announcing a ‘pay equity policy’, discuss the challenges faced by women athletes and the possible ways to make professional sports more inclusive.
                                                                            37. Differentiate the relationship between religion and state in India and the world. How has Indian secularism impacted society?
                                                                            38. Comment on the decision to conduct surveys in madrasas by the UP government. What are the challenges faced by these institutions?
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