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Official thread: Anthropology 2022

Daily targets !!
prashantshukla,Mortaland9 otherslike this
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as prelims is postponed , it would be helpful for those who are with anthropology optional can share their daily targets and strategy for the next two months 🙏🏻 💯
Dwight_K_Schrute,
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Paper 2 chap 3 complete this week, at the earliest possible time. 
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JUNE TARGETS 

PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (Brain Tree & P.Nath)

TRIBAL ANTHROPOLOGY (Tribal India - Nadeem Hasnain & XAXA report)

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Any good test series for Anthro?


nerdslayer,
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optional with highest  input output ratio.. jaago anthro waalo jaago...
Mariposa27,Rashmirathiand1 otherslike this
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anybody who covered both pp1 n pp2  doing value addition ??
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Hello Friends , how did you make notes for optional ?

did you refer any topper notes ?

just made notes out of reference books topics wise ?

making notes in Q&A format with pyq ?

or else just sticked to coaching class notes ?

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@komarambheem31. yes made notes for both the papers.. since i was very confused with numerous resources have made elaborate notes from various sources. handwritten
2. referred sachin gupta n bhuvnesh patil notes, followed anudeep, yogesh patil blogs for topic wise resources to be followed.
3. yes went topic wise.. saw pyqs of each topic n made notes so that all pyqs are answered .. for example.. marriage chap then marriage definition is it universal, kathleen gough n other prominent anthropologist definition, types of marriage with examples of tribes, rules of marriage, residential rules linked to marriage, 8 types of marriage in tribes, linking marriage to economy (bride price, dowry), society... some current happenings..
4. went topic wise n covered all possibe questions in that topic..
5.braintree was base material, used vaid sir notes for value addition n fill in gaps, especially ppr2, topper notes jo topic kahi nhi mila n google...


EiChan,komarambheem3and1 otherslike this
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@komarambheem31. yes made notes for both the papers.. since i was very confused with numerous resources have made elaborate notes from various sources. handwritten
2. referred sachin gupta n bhuvnesh patil notes, followed anudeep, yogesh patil blogs for topic wise resources to be followed.
3. yes went topic wise.. saw pyqs of each topic n made notes so that all pyqs are answered .. for example.. marriage chap then marriage definition is it universal, kathleen gough n other prominent anthropologist definition, types of marriage with examples of tribes, rules of marriage, residential rules linked to marriage, 8 types of marriage in tribes, linking marriage to economy (bride price, dowry), society... some current happenings..
4. went topic wise n covered all possibe questions in that topic..
5.braintree was base material, used vaid sir notes for value addition n fill in gaps, especially ppr2, topper notes jo topic kahi nhi mila n google...


thanks  🙏🏻

Curious_souls,
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@sjerngal @Rashmirathi and everyone can you please tell me in detail about lienage clan phartry moiety in simple language with example like which people came in whom ??? 

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@sjerngal @Rashmirathi and everyone can you please tell me in detail about lienage clan phartry moiety in simple language with example like which people came in whom ??? 

Koi h thread m ??

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the ladder is : Moeity ->Phratry ->Clan ->Lineage

Moeity: the whole society is divided into only 2 kinship groups. Eg. Australian Aborigines
Phratry:  an unilineal descent group composed of multiple clans which feel close connection with each other. So essentially a bunch of clans with some linkages to each other. Eg. Gonds
Clan: an unilineal descent group- larger than a lineage and tracing ancestry to a common ancestor but not specified. Basically interrelated families but who aren’t sure of how many generations back the lineage goes. Eg. Rajput clans- trace descent from Chandra but no fixed genealogy (Gotra)
Lineage: where decent can be traced from a common ancestor. Eg. ‘Vansh’ in Hindu society - Sooryavanshi, Raghuvanshi

So there can be Rajput kings belonging to a clan but when they trace their ancestry back to a King specifically known, eg. Man Singh, that’s lineage. And in this example their clan is Kachwaha.


Rashmirathi,THE_MECHANIC
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the ladder is : Moeity ->Phratry ->Clan ->Lineage

Moeity: the whole society is divided into only 2 kinship groups. Eg. Australian Aborigines
Phratry:  an unilineal descent group composed of multiple clans which feel close connection with each other. So essentially a bunch of clans with some linkages to each other. Eg. Gonds
Clan: an unilineal descent group- larger than a lineage and tracing ancestry to a common ancestor but not specified. Basically interrelated families but who aren’t sure of how many generations back the lineage goes. Eg. Rajput clans- trace descent from Chandra but no fixed genealogy (Gotra)
Lineage: where decent can be traced from a common ancestor. Eg. ‘Vansh’ in Hindu society - Sooryavanshi, Raghuvanshi

So there can be Rajput kings belonging to a clan but when they trace their ancestry back to a King specifically known, eg. Man Singh, that’s lineage. And in this example their clan is Kachwaha.


Thanks bro can you elaborate more on moiety and phartry with Indian context on basis of caste not tribes ???

Rashmirathi,
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the ladder is : Moeity ->Phratry ->Clan ->Lineage

Moeity: the whole society is divided into only 2 kinship groups. Eg. Australian Aborigines
Phratry:  an unilineal descent group composed of multiple clans which feel close connection with each other. So essentially a bunch of clans with some linkages to each other. Eg. Gonds
Clan: an unilineal descent group- larger than a lineage and tracing ancestry to a common ancestor but not specified. Basically interrelated families but who aren’t sure of how many generations back the lineage goes. Eg. Rajput clans- trace descent from Chandra but no fixed genealogy (Gotra)
Lineage: where decent can be traced from a common ancestor. Eg. ‘Vansh’ in Hindu society - Sooryavanshi, Raghuvanshi

So there can be Rajput kings belonging to a clan but when they trace their ancestry back to a King specifically known, eg. Man Singh, that’s lineage. And in this example their clan is Kachwaha.


Thanks bro can you elaborate more on moiety and phartry with Indian context on basis of caste not tribes ???

WELL EXPLAINED. 
As far as I know, this classification is specific to tribes and is not really applicable (or not really used by anthropologists) to study castes in India.  Hence, you will mainly find examples related to tribes only. 
You can try to find this within Indian caste and all, but I believe that beyond a point it will be a futile exercise.. 

Anyway, if@necromancer has some examples, please enlighten me as well :)

Rashmirathi,necromancerand2 otherslike this
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@sjerngal yep you’re correct. I’ve never come across any examples in the Indian caste context. I suppose the origins could be linked to these and there might be some tribes who are now in the caste fold who’s system features Moeity and Phratry but it would be very rare. I do have some memory of reading about a caste in the south, strong tribal roots and they did feature Moeity. 

So I also agree it’s pretty futile and unnecessary.


Rashmirathi,sjerngaland1 otherslike this
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descent theory and alliance theory ??? in simple words ??@sjerngal @Rashmirathi @necromancer 

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@Rashmirathi please look at it once ( ignore the underline)

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