GS I (Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century) (Static+Analytical = Duplex)
Discuss the social conditions in the Era of Mauryan Empire. Examine the position of women and revival of fourfold division of caste.
Static question which requires to write on social conditions of people caste, marriages etc. It also demands to analyze the position of women and changes in caste system
– State the social conditions of people with the reference to various philosophers, inscriptions etc (4 marks)
– Position of women shall be analyzed comparing past position. Whether improved or deteriorated? (3 marks)
– Analyze Fourfold system of caste and changes happened (3 marks)