DAMP™ Anthropology 2023 – 1.0

Daily Answer Writing & Mentorship Program

By Karandeep Singh Sir

Start Date: 5th December 2022
Duration: 2 Months
Delivery Mode: Online
Validity: Course Last Day + 15 Days

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  • 2 Months (Paper 1 – 4 Weeks | Paper 2 – 4 Weeks)
  • 1 Question Daily for Answer Writing Practice (which will be evaluated)
  • 1 Question Daily for Answer Writing Practice (for self-practice only)
  • Video discussion of both questions will be provided
  • Daily evaluation within 24 hours of the submission
  • 2 Full Length Comprehensive Test (to be submitted in 7 days)
  • 6 Days a week | Completely Online Module
  • Comprehensive Coverage of Entire Anthropology Syllabus
  • Individual Evaluation, Feedback and Personalised Mentoring

Note: Answers will be discussed in video format only. Any model answer will not be provided for the same.

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  • Question will be released at 12.00 pm (Afternoon)
  • Answer can be uploaded till 12:00pm (Next Day Afternoon)
  • Answer Discussion video and Model answer will be released at 12:00pm (Next Day Afternoon)
  • Answer Discussion video can be viewed a maximum of 2 times
  • The course validity will not be extended under any circumstances

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DAMP Anthropology 2023 –1.0 
DATE MICRO- TOPICS
Monday, December 05, 2022 Anthropological theories:
(a) Classical evolutionism (Tylor, Morgan and Frazer)
(b) Historical particularism (Boas) Diffusionism (British, German and American)
(c) Functionalism (Malinowski); Structural—Functionlism (Radcliffe-Brown)
(d) Structuralism (L’evi-Strauss and E. Leach)
(e) Culture and personality (Benedict, Mead, Linton, Kardiner and Cora-du Bois)
Tuesday, December 06, 2022 Anthropological theories:
(f) Neo—evolutionism (Childe, White, Steward, Sahlins and Service)
(g) Cultural materialism (Harris)
(h) Symbolic and interpretive theories (Turner, Schneider and Geertz)
(i) Cognitive theories (Tyler, Conklin)
(j) Post-modernism in anthropology
Wednesday, December 07, 2022 Unit 5:
 Religion: Anthropological approaches to the study of religion (evolutionary, psychological and functional); monotheism and polytheism; sacred and profane; myths and rituals; forms of religion in tribal and peasant Societies (animism, animatism, fetishism, naturism and totemism); religion, magic and science distinguished; magico-religious functionaries (priest, shaman, medicine man, sorcerer and witch)
Thursday, December 08, 2022 Unit 5
Religion: Anthropological approaches to the study of religion (evolutionary, psychological and functional); monotheism and polytheism; sacred and profane; myths and rituals; forms of religion in tribal and peasant Societies (animism, animatism, fetishism, naturism and totemism); religion, magic and science distinguished; magico-religious functionaries (priest, shaman, medicine man, sorcerer and witch)
Friday, December 09, 2022 Unit 3. Economic Organization: Meaning, scope and relevance of economic anthropology; Formalist and Substantivism debate; Principles governing production, distribution and exchange (reciprocity, redistribution and market), in communities, subsisting on hunting and gathering, fishing, swiddening, pastoralism, horticulture, and agriculture; globalization and indigenous economic systems
Saturday, December 10, 2022 Unit 4. Political Organization and Social Control: Band, tribe, chiefdom, kingdom and state; concepts of power, authority and legitimacy; social control, law and justice in simple Societies.
Sunday, December 11, 2022 OFF
Monday, December 12, 2022 Unit 2.1 The Nature of Culture: The concept and Characteristics of culture and civilization; Ethnocentrism vis-a-vis cultural Relativism. Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 Unit 2.2 The Nature of Society: Concept of Society; Society and Culture; Social Institution; Social groups; and Social stratification
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 Unit 2.3 Marriage: Definition and universality; Laws of marriage (endogamy, exogamy, hypergamy, hypogamy, incest taboo); Type of marriage (monogamy, polygamy, polyandry, group marriage). Functions of marriage; Marriage regulations (preferential, prescriptive and proscriptive); Marriage payments (bride wealth and dowry)
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 Unit 2.4 Family:
Definition and universality; Family, household and domestic groups; functions of family; Types of family (from the perspectives of structure, blood relation, marriage, residence and succession); Impact of urbanization, industrialization and feminist movements on family.
Friday, December 16, 2022 Unit 2.5
Kinship: Consanguinity and Affinity; Principles and types of descent (Unilineal, Double, Bilateral Ambilineal); Forms of descent groups (lineage, clan, phratry, moiety and kindred); Kinship terminology (descriptive and classificatory); Descent, Filiation and Complimentary Filiation; Decent and Alliance
Saturday, December 17, 2022 Unit 7.
Culture, language and communication: Nature, origin and characteristics of language; verbal and non-verbal communication; social context of language use.
Sunday, December 18, 2022 OFF
Monday, December 19, 2022 Unit 9.1
Human Genetics: Methods and Application: Methods for study of genetic principles in man-family study (pedigree analysis, twin study, foster child, co-twin method, cytogenetic method, chromosomal and karyo-type analysis), biochemical methods, immunological methods, D.N.A. technology and recombinant technologies.
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 Unit 9.2
Mendelian genetics in man-family study, single factor, multifactor, lethal, sub-lethal and polygenic inheritance in man.
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 Unit 9.3
Concept of genetic polymorphism and selection, Mendelian population, Hardy-Weinberg law; causes and changes which bring down frequency-mutation, isolation, migration, selection, inbreeding and genetic drift. Consanguineous and non-consanguineous mating, genetic load, genetic effect of consanguineous and cousin marriages
Thursday, December 22, 2022 Unit 9.4
Chromosomes and chromosomal aberrations in man, methodology. (a) Numerical and structural aberrations (disorders). (b) Sex chromosomal aberration- Klinefelter (XXY), Turner (XO), Super female (XXX), intersex and other syndromic disorders. (c)Autosomal aberrations- Down syndrome, Patau, Edward and Cri-du-chat syndromes. (d) Genetic imprints in human disease, genetic screening, genetic counselling, human DNA profiling, gene mapping and genome study
Friday, December 23, 2022 Unit 9.5
Race and racism, biological basis of morphological variation of non-metric and characters. Racial criteria, racial traits in relation to heredity and environment; biological basis of racial classification, racial differentiation and race crossing in man
Saturday, December 24, 2022 Unit 9.6 Age, sex and population variation as genetic marker: ABO, Rh blood groups, HLA Hp, transferring, Gm, blood enzymes. Physiological characteristics-Hb level, body fat, pulse rate, respiratory functions and sensory perceptions in different cultural and socio-economic groups.
Unit 9.7 Concepts and methods of Ecological Anthropology: Bio-cultural Adaptations—Genetic and Non-genetic factors. Man’s physiological responses to environmental stresses: hot desert, cold, high altitude climate
Sunday, December 25, 2022 OFF
Monday, December 26, 2022 Unit 9.8 Epidemiological Anthropology: Health and disease. Infectious and non-infectious diseases, Nutritional deficiency related diseases
Tuesday, December 27, 2022 Unit 10
Concept of human growth and Development: Stages of growth—pre-natal, natal, infant, childhood, adolescence, maturity, senescence. Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. —Factors affecting growth and development genetic, environmental, biochemical, nutritional, cultural and socio-economic. —Ageing and senescence. Theories and observations —Biological and chronological longevity. Human physique and somatotypes. Methodologies for growth studies.
Wednesday, December 28, 2022 Unit 11
11.1 Relevance of menarche, menopause and other bio events to fertility. Fertility patterns and differentials.11.2 Demographic theories-biological, social and cultural.11.3 Biological and socio-ecological factors influencing fecundity, fertility, natality and mortality
Thursday, December 29, 2022 Unit 12
12. Applications of Anthropology: Anthropology of sports, Nutritional anthropology, Anthropology in designing of defence and other equipment’s, Forensic Anthropology, Methods and principles of personal identification and reconstruction, Applied human genetics—Paternity diagnosis, genetic counselling and eugenics, DNA technology in diseases and medicine, serogenetics and cytogenetics in reproductive biology.
Sunday, January 30, 2022 Unit 8
8. Research methods in Anthropology : (a) Fieldwork tradition in anthropology (b) Distinction between technique, method and methodology (c) Tools of data collection : observation, interview, schedules, questionnaire, case study, genealogy, life-history, oral history, secondary sources of information, participatory methods. (d) Analysis, interpretation and presentation of data
Monday, January 31, 2022 Unit 1.1, 1,2,1.3
1. Meaning, Scope and development of Anthropology.2. 1.2 Relationships with other disciplines: Social Sciences, behavioural Sciences, Life Sciences, Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. Medical Sciences, Earth Sciences and Humanities.
1.3 Main branches of Anthropology, their scope and relevance: (a) Social-cultural Anthropology. (b) Biological Anthropology. (c) Archaeological Anthropology. (d) Linguistic Anthropology.
Sunday, January 01, 2023 OFF
Monday, January 02, 2023 Unit 1.4
1.4 Human Evolution and emergence of Man: (a) Biological and Cultural factors in human evolution. (b) Theories of Organic Evolution (Pre-Darwinian, Darwinian, and Post-Darwinian). (c) Synthetic theory of evolution; Brief outline of terms and concepts of evolutionary biology (Doll’s rule, Cope’s rule, Gause’s rule, parallelism, convergence, adaptive radiation, and mosaic evolution).Unit 1.51.5 Characteristics of Primates; Evolutionary Trend and Primate Taxonomy; Primate Adaptations; (Arboreal and Terrestrial) Primate Taxonomy; Primate Behaviour; Tertiary and Quaternary fossil primates; Living Major Primates; Comparative Anatomy of Man and Apes; Skeletal changes due to erect posture and its implications.
Tuesday, January 03, 2023 Unit 1.7
The biological basis of Life: The Cell, DNA structure and replication, Protein Synthesis, Gene, Mutation, Chromosomes, and Cell Division.Unit 1.8 (a) Principles of Prehistoric Archaeology. Chronology: Relative and Absolute Dating methods. (b) Cultural Evolution—Broad Outlines of Prehistoric cultures: (i) Palaeolithic (ii) Mesolithic (iii) Neolithic (iv) Chalcolithic (v) Copper-Bronze Age (vi) Iron Age
Wednesday, January 04, 2023 Unit 1.6
1.6 Phylogenetic status, characteristics and geographical distribution of the following: (a) Plio-preleistocene hominids inSouth and East Africa—Australopithecines. (b) Homo erectus: Africa (Paranthropus), Europe (Homo erectus (heidelbergensis), Asia (Homo erectus javanicus, Homo erectus pekinensis. (c) Neanderthal man—La-chapelle-aux-saints (Classical type), Mt. Carmel (Progressive type). (d) Rhodesian man. (e) Homo saoiens—Cromagnon, Grimaldi and ChanceledeUnit 1.1 Evolution of the Indian Culture and Civilization—Prehistoric (Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic and Neolithic-Chalcolithic), Protohistoric (Indus Civilization). Pre-Harappan, Harappan and post-Harappan cultures. Contributions of the tribal cultures to Indian civilization
Thursday, January 05, 2023 Unit 1.2 Palaeo—Anthropological evidences from India with special reference to Siwaliks and Narmada basin (Ramapithecus, Sivapithecus and Narmada Man).
Unit 1.3. Ethno-archaeology in India: The concept of ethno-archaeology; Survivals and Parallels among the hunting, foraging, fishing, pastoral and peasant communities including arts and crafts producing communities
Friday, January 06, 2023 Unit 2
Demographic profile of India—Ethnic and linguistic elements in the Indian population and their distribution. Indian population—factors influencing its structure and growth
Saturday, January 07, 2023 Unit 3
3.1 The structure and nature of traditional Indian social system—Varnashram, Purushartha, Karma, Rina and Rebirth.3.2 Caste system in India— Structure and characteristics Varna and caste, Theories of origin of caste system, Dominant caste, Caste mobility, Future of caste system, Jajmani system. Tribe-case continuum.3.3 Sacred Complex and Nature-Man-Spirit Complex.
3.4. Impact of Buddhism, Jainism, Islam and Christianity of Indian society
Sunday, January 08, 2023 OFF
Monday, January 09, 2023 Unit 3
3.1 The structure and nature of traditional Indian social system—Varnashram, Purushartha, Karma, Rina and Rebirth.3.2 Caste system in India— Structure and characteristics Varna and caste, Theories of origin of caste system, Dominant caste, Caste mobility, Future of caste system, Jajmani system. Tribe-case continuum.3.3 Sacred Complex and Nature-Man-Spirit Complex.
3.4. Impact of Buddhism, Jainism, Islam, and Christianity of Indian society
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 Unit 3
3.1 The structure and nature of traditional Indian social system—Varnashram, Purushartha, Karma, Rina and Rebirth.3.2 Caste system in India— Structure and characteristics Varna and caste, Theories of origin of caste system, Dominant caste, Caste mobility, Future of caste system, Jajmani system. Tribe-case continuum.3.3 Sacred Complex and Nature-Man-Spirit Complex.
3.4. Impact of Buddhism, Jainism, Islam, and Christianity of Indian society
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 Unit 4
Emergence, growth and development in India—Contributions of the 18th, 19th and early 20th Century scholar-administrators. Contributions of Indian anthropologists to tribal and caste studies.
Thursday, January 12, 2023 Unit 4
Emergence, growth and development in India—Contributions of the 18th, 19th and early 20th Century scholar-administrators. Contributions of Indian anthropologists to tribal and caste studies.
Friday, January 13, 2023 Unit 4
Emergence, growth and development in India—Contributions of the 18th, 19th and early 20th Century scholar-administrators. Contributions of Indian anthropologists to tribal and caste studies.
Saturday, January 14, 2023 Unit 5
5.1 Indian Village—Significane of village study in India; Indian village as a social system; Traditional and changing patterns of settlement and inter-caste relations; Agrarian relations in Indian villages; Impact of globalization on Indian villages. Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply.5.2 Linguistic and religious minorities and their social, political and economic status.5.3 Indigenous and exogenous processes of socio-cultural change in Indian society: Sanskritization, Westernization, Modernization; Inter-play of little and great traditions; Panchayati Raj and social change; Media and Social change
Sunday, January 15, 2023 OFF
Monday, January 16, 2023 Unit 5
5.1 Indian Village—Significane of village study in India; Indian village as a social system; Traditional and changing patterns of settlement and inter-caste relations; Agrarian relations in Indian villages; Impact of globalization on Indian villages. Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply.5.2 Linguistic and religious minorities and their social, political and economic status.5.3 Indigenous and exogenous processes of socio-cultural change in Indian society: Sanskritization, Westernization, Modernization; Inter-play of little and great traditions; Panchayati Raj and social change; Media and Social change
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 Unit 5
5.1 Indian Village—Significane of village study in India; Indian village as a social system; Traditional and changing patterns of settlement and inter-caste relations; Agrarian relations in Indian villages; Impact of globalization on Indian villages. Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply.5.2 Linguistic and religious minorities and their social, political and economic status.5.3 Indigenous and exogenous processes of socio-cultural change in Indian society: Sanskritization, Westernization, Modernization; Inter-play of little and great traditions; Panchayati Raj and social change; Media and Social change
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 Unit 6
6.1 Tribal situation in India—Bio-genetic variability, linguistic and socio-economic characteristics of the tribal populations and their distribution.6.2 Problems of the tribal Communities—Land alienation, poverty, indebtedness, low literacy, poor educational facilities, unemployment, under- employment, health and nutrition.6.3 Developmental projects and their impact on tribal displacement and problems of rehabilitation. Development of forest policy and tribals. Impact of urbanisation and industrialization on tribal populations.
Thursday, January 19, 2023 Unit 6
6.1 Tribal situation in India—Bio-genetic variability, linguistic and socio-economic characteristics of the tribal populations and their distribution.6.2 Problems of the tribal Communities—Land alienation, poverty, indebtedness, low literacy, poor educational facilities, unemployment, under- employment, health and nutrition.6.3 Developmental projects and their impact on tribal displacement and problems of rehabilitation. Development of forest policy and tribals. Impact of urbanisation and industrialization on tribal populations.
Friday, January 20, 2023 Unit 7
7.1 Problems of exploitation and deprivation of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes. Constitutional safeguards for Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes.7.2 Social change and contemporary tribal societies: Impact of modern democratic institutions, development programmes and welfare measures on tribals and weaker sections.7.3 The concept of ethnicity; Ethnic conflicts and political developments; Unrest among tribal communities; Regionalism and demand for autonomy; Pseudo-tribalism. Social change among the tribes during colonial and post-Independent India
Saturday, January 21, 2023 Unit 7
7.1 Problems of exploitation and deprivation of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes. Constitutional safeguards for Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes.7.2 Social change and contemporary tribal societies: Impact of modern democratic institutions, development programmes and welfare measures on tribals and weaker sections.7.3 The concept of ethnicity; Ethnic conflicts and political developments; Unrest among tribal communities; Regionalism and demand for autonomy; Pseudo-tribalism. Social change among the tribes during colonial and post-Independent India
Saturday, January 22, 2022 OFF
Monday, January 23, 2023 Unit 7
7.1 Problems of exploitation and deprivation of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes. Constitutional safeguards for Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes.7.2 Social change and contemporary tribal societies: Impact of modern democratic institutions, development programmes and welfare measures on tribals and weaker sections.7.3 The concept of ethnicity; Ethnic conflicts and political developments; Unrest among tribal communities; Regionalism and demand for autonomy; Pseudo-tribalism. Social change among the tribes during colonial and post-Independent India
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 Unit 8
8.1 Impact of Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and other religions on tribal societies.8.2 Tribe and nation state—a comparative study of tribal communities in India and other countries
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 Unit 8
8.1 Impact of Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and other religions on tribal societies.8.2 Tribe and nation state—a comparative study of tribal communities in India and other countries
Thursday, January 26, 2023 Unit 9
9.1 History of administration of tribal areas, tribal policies, plans, programmes of tribal development and their implementation. The concept of PTGs (Primitive Tribal Groups), their distribution, special programmes for their development. Role of N.G.O.s in tribal development.9.2 Role of anthropology in tribal and rural development.9.3 Contributions of anthropology to the understanding of regionalism, communalism and ethnic and political movements.
Friday, January 27, 2023 Unit 9
9.1 History of administration of tribal areas, tribal policies, plans, programmes of tribal development and their implementation. The concept of PTGs (Primitive Tribal Groups), their distribution, special programmes for their development. Role of N.G.O.s in tribal development.9.2 Role of anthropology in tribal and rural development.9.3 Contributions of anthropology to the understanding of regionalism, communalism and ethnic and political movements.
Saturday, January 28, 2023 Unit 9
9.1 History of administration of tribal areas, tribal policies, plans, programmes of tribal development and their implementation. The concept of PTGs (Primitive Tribal Groups), their distribution, special programmes for their development. Role of N.G.O.s in tribal development.9.2 Role of anthropology in tribal and rural development.9.3 Contributions of anthropology to the understanding of regionalism, communalism and ethnic and political movements.
Sunday, January 29, 2023 Full length Paper 1
Full length Paper 2

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