Identify any two strategies evolved by Brahmanas to enforce the norms of varna order from 600 BCE to 600 CE.
How did Brahmanas develop a sharper social divide?
Mention two ideal occupations of Brahmanas according to the Dharmashastras.
Critically examine the duties as laid down in ‘Manusmriti’ for the Chandalas.
What do you know about the authors and the period when Mahabharata was compiled?
Explain the language and content of Mahabharata in short.
Describe the position of untouchables in ancient society.
Mention any two gotras as per Brahmanical practice. What evidences do we get from the Satavahana inscription regarding the inheritance of gotra?
Describe how, according to Manusmriti, the paternal estate was to be divided after the death of the parents with special reference to the rights of women.
Explain why patriliny may have been particularly important among elite families.
Discuss whether kings in early states were invariably Kshatriyas.
In what ways was the Buddhist theory of a social contract different from the Brahmanical view of society derived from the Purusha sukta?
How important were gender differences in early societies? Give reasons for your answer.