Unit - 1 : Overview of Indian Society (5 hours)
Understand the multi-cultural diversity of Indian society through its demographic composition: population distribution
according to religion, caste, and gender;
Appreciate the concept of linguistic diversity in relation to the Indian situation;
Understand regional variations according to rural, urban and tribal characteristics;
Understanding the concept of diversity as difference.
Unit - 2 : Concept of Disparity - 1 (10 hours)
Understand the concept of disparity as arising out of stratification and inequality;
Explore the disparities arising out of gender with special reference to violence against women, female foeticide
(declining sex ratio), and portrayal of women in media;
Appreciate the inequalities faced by people with disabilities and understand the issues of people with physical and
Unit - 3 : Concept of Disparity - 2 (10 hours)
Examine inequalities manifested due to the caste system and inter-group conflicts arising thereof;
Understand inter-group conflicts arising out of communalism;
Examine the causes and effects of conflicts arising out of regionalism and linguistic differences.
Unit - 4 : The Indian Constitution (10 hours)
Philosophy of the Constitution as set out in the Preamble;
The structure of the Constitution - the Preamble, Main Body and Schedules;
Fundamental Duties of the Indian Citizen; tolerance, peace and communal harmony as crucial values in strengthening
the social fabric of Indian society;
Basic features of the Constitution.
Unit - 5 : Significant Aspects of Political Processes (10 hours)
The party system in Indian politics;
Local self-government in urban and rural areas;
The 73rd and 74th Amendments and their implications for inclusive politics;
Role and significance of women in politics.
Unit - 6 : Growing Social Problems in India (15 hours)
a) Substance abuse- impact on youth & challenges for the future
b) HIV/AIDS- awareness, prevention, treatment and services
c) Problems of the elderly- causes, implications and response
d) Issue of child labour- magnitude, causes, effects and response
e) Child abuse- effects and ways to prevent
f) Trafficking of women- causes, effects and response