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BA 6th Semester Question Papers: Women’s Studies (May' 2015)

Course: 602
(Women’s Studies)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions.

1. Choose the correct answer/Fill in the blank/Answer the following: 1x8=8
  1. Who is the founder of Modern Feminism?
  2. The word ‘feminism’ has been derived from the Latin word ____.
  3. Liberal approach of women’s studies emphasis on Women’s liberty to decision-making.
  1. Yes.
  2. No.
  1. The book, The Second Sex was written by Kate Millett/Simone de Beauvoid/Mary Daly.
  2. “Patriarchy system is a natural system.” Who said this?
  3. The book, Human Nature and Social Order wrote by J. S. Mill/Karl Marx/Charls Harton Cooley.
  4. International Women’s day is observed on 6/7/8/9 March.
  5. “Women’s Indian Association” was formed in 1905/1917/1920.
2. Write on the following (within 150 words each): 4x4=16
  1. Four features of the Liberal Approach to the women’s studies.
  2. Gender politics.
  3. Women empowerment.
  4. Dowry system.
Answer the following questions (within 500 words each):
3. Define women’s studies and discuss how women’s studies contribute towards the development of women.     12
Critically discuss the importance of the women’s studies and its relevance.
4. Discuss the Marxist approach towards the women’s studies. 11
What is radical approach? Discuss its basic features. 4+7=11
5. What do you mean by ‘gender’? Discuss the various aspects of gender study. 4+7=11
Discuss the main agencies of gender socialization. 11
6. Write a critically note on Women’s Movement. 11
Discuss the origin of the Western Women’s Movement. How far it is successful? 7+4=11
7. What is women oppression? Discuss the role of media in the context of women oppression. 4+7=11

Discuss the constitutional measures for the protection of Women’s Rights in India. 11

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