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Indian Society (Indian Society (Mains))


  • History
  • Geography
  • Indian Society
  • Polity & Governance
  • International Relations
  • Economy
  • Science & Technology
  • Environment
  • Internal Security
  • Ethics
  • UPSC Syllabus

    • Salient features of Indian Society
    • Diversity of India
    • Effects of globalization on Indian society
    • National Integration, communalism, regionalism & secularism
    • Role of women and women’s organization
    • Social empowerment, poverty and developmental issues
    • Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable section
    • Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources
    • Issues relating to poverty and hunger
    • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

    Unity in Diversity

    • Concepts of Unity and Diversity
    • Forms of Diversity in India
    • Reasons for so much Diversity
    • Bonds of Unity In India
    • Geo-political Unity
    • The Institution of Pilgrimage
    • Tradition of Accommodation
    • Tradition of Interdependence
    • Role of Sensitive Leaders
    • Constitutional Safeguards – Role of Constitution Framers

    Challenges of Diversity to Unity (Challenges to National Integration)

    • Diversity of Constituents
    • Regionalism and Cultural Identities
    • Casteism
    • Linguism
    • Communalism
    • Social Inequalities
    • Regional Disparities
    • Ethno-Nationality and Ethnic Conflicts
    • Tribal Identity
    • Basic Sociological Concepts
    • The Family and Kinship
    • Concept of Patriarchy In India


    • Secularism And Secularization
    • Western and Indian Concept
    • Process of Secularization
    • Secularism and Forced Conversion in India

    Regionalism, Communalism, Fundamentalism and communal Violence

    • Regionalism
    • Regionalism in India
    • Types of Regionalism
    • Effects of Regionalism
    • Regionalism: Demand for Smaller States
    • Strategies to tackle Regionalism
    • Sons of Soil Concept
    • Communilism Concept, Orgin, Impact
    • Fundamentalism-religious, Cultural
    • Communal Violence

    Social Empowerment

    • Constitutional Provisions Relevant to Social Justice & Empowerment of Scheduled Caste & Scheduled Tribes
    • Status of Minorities In India

    The Scheduled Castes: From Untouchable to Dalit

    • Population of the Scheduled Castes
    • Types of Disabilities of the SCs
    • From Untouchables to the Dalits: The Process of Identity Formation
    • Combating Mechanism against Caste Atrocities and Violence
    • The State Efforts for Dalit Emancipation
    • Identify Political Implications on Dalits

    Tribals in India

    • Chronic Indebtedness
    • Forest Related Problems
    • Destruction of the Forest Environment and the Tribal People
    • Development and Displacement
    • Analysis of Forest Rights Act

    Women Movements

    • 19th Century Women Movements – Under Social Reform Movements
    • Women’s Issues During Gandhian Era
    • Issues in Post Independence Era
    • Violence Against Women
    • Developmental Movement
    • Uniform Civil Code
    • Feminism and Post Feminism

    Social Justice

    • Concept of Casteism in India
    • Caste and Politics
    • The Reservation Policy Debate
    • Social Justice and Social Development

    Social Security In India

    • Concept
    • Social Security System in India
    • Organized Sector and Social Security
    • Unorganised Sector and Social Security
    • Centrally Funded Social Assistance Programmes
    • Public Initiatives
    • Review of the implementation of Social Security Laws in the Country
    • Suggestions for Improving the Social Security Matrix
    • Social security code for all

    Understanding Poverty

    • Dimensions of Poverty
    • Linkage between Poverty and Development
    • Recommendations of Rangarajan Committee Report
    • Poverty Alleviation Strategy Since Independence
    • Programmes for Poverty Alleviation
    • Concept of Inequality


    • Meaning of Globalization
    • Reasons for Globalization
    • Dimensions/Impact
    • Political
    • Cultural and Social
    • Economic
    • Anti-Globalization Movement
    • New Localism
    • NPM (New public management)          

    Urbanization & Census 2011

    • Urbanization
    • Trend and pattern of Urbanization
    • Issues Related to Urbanization in India
    • Status of Service Delivery and Governance
    • Urban Development Projects
    • Critical Analysis of Smart City Mission
    • SDG’s and urbanization

    Census 2011

    • Highlights of 2011 Census
    • Analysis of Sex Ratio Data
    • Impact of Skewed Ratio
    • Laws related to Prevent Female Infanticide
    • Recent initiatives
    • Trend and Current Scenario of Literacy in India
    • Literacy Challenges in India as Whole
    • Efforts to Improve the Literacy in Country
    • Child Health Indicators and Maternal Health             
    • Initiatives taken by the Government
    • Why the Health schemes fail to bring change?
    • Family Planning and Population Policy of India
    • Analysis on Status of Old Age Population: Issues & Policy Initiative
    • Socio-Economic Caste Census 2011
    • NRC

    Contemporary Issues

    • Secularism, Regionalism & Communalism
      • Secularism and Anti Conversion    
      • Regionalism: Demand for Smaller States     
      • Socio-Economic Caste Census, 2011            
      • Gender Discrimination in the Corporate Sector

    Issues Related to Women

    • Gender Discrimination in Corporate Sector
    • Female Genital Mutilation
    • Bill on Banning Triple Talaq
    • Issues of women entry to place of worship
    • Adultery No Longer a Crime : SC
    • Unwanted Girls in India
    • Altruistic Surrogacy in India
    • Women in Panchayats
    • Women Participation in Economy
    • # Me Too Movement
    • Draft National Policy for Women, 2016
    • Laws Related to Stalking in India
    • Debate on the Issue of Marital Rape
    • India’s Maternity Laws need Serious Tweaking         
    • Women in Judiciary Matters
    • SC’s Judgment on Dowry
    • Gender Budgeting: Critical Analysis

    Issues Related to Children

    • Issues Faced by Children in War Zone
    • High Dropout Rate of Girls in India
    • Child Trafficking
    • Safety of Children in Schools
    • Issue of Malnutrition in India
    • Amendments Proposed in Child Labour Act
    • Plight of Street Children
    • Juvenile Justice System
    • Child Marriages in India
    • Death for child Rape
    • Draft National Child Protection Policy
    • National Action Plan for Children, 2016

    Other Issues

    • India’s Family Planning Programme: Critical Analysis
    • Demography and Policy Planning
    • India’s Ageing Report
    • Legalising Same Sex Marriage
    • Domestic Workers: Issues and Laws
    • Development Leading to Displacement
    • Moral Policing
    • Euthanasia and Living Will
    • Inadequacies in existing Human Trafficking laws in India
    • Transgender Bill passed in Lok Sabha with Amendments
    • Mental Health Care Bill
    • Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act
    • Manual Scavenging
    • Mob lynching and Rule of Law
    • Issue Related to Under trials
    • Income Inequality in India
    • Indigenous People in India : An Analysis
    • Debate Over Death Penalty
    • Global Slavery Index Report
    • Right to Privacy Judgement
    • SC Verdict on SC/ST Atrocities Bill
    • Social Stigma Attached with HIV

    Health & Education

    • Status Health sector
    • Status of Education sector
    • Allied Health Care Professions Bill, 2018
    • Ahead on Malaria: On reduction in cases in India
    • India and Neglected Disease Treatment
    • TB Status in India and Bedaquiline Patent Challenge
    • Status of E-Pharmacies in India
    • Changes Proposed in No Detention Policy
    • National Policy on Education
    • Capacity Building for Primary Health Care
    • NITI Aayog on Privatisation of Urban Health Care
    • National Health Policy, 2017
    • Regulating Private Healthcare
    • India’s Nutrition Challenge
    • Food Fortification
    • Sanitation and Nutrition Linkage
    • Ayushman Bharat


    • Is social media polarizing society?
    • Online political adverstising and challenge for democracy and society
    • Draft Social Security Code
    • Uniform Civil Code
    • Critical Analysis of Stand Up India Scheme
    • SC Suggests for Prison Reforms
    • Statue of Unity
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