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Seebeck Effect

Seebeck Effect: Take two dissimilar metals say iron and copper, joined together at junctions A and B, through a galvanometer G. When both the junctions are kept at same temperature; it is found that no current flows through the thermocouple (circuit). Again, if one of the junctions say A is heated and the other junction

Ionisation Energy and Magnetic Properties of Transition Elements

Ionisation Energy and Magnetic Properties of Transition Elements: Ionisation Energy: The ionisation energy values of d-block elements are higher than s-block elements and lower than p-block elements due to their higher nuclear charge than s-block elements and comparatively lower nuclear charge than p-block elements. On moving from left to right across a transition series, the

Universalization and Parochialization

Universalization and Parochialization: Redfield’s Great and Little Traditions concept explains the contents of traditions present in a civilization that are inter-dependent and interactive. The process of that interaction and how the two traditions affect each other is well explained by Mckim Marriott’s concept of Universalization and Parochialization. Parochialization denotes the downward spread into the parochial

History GK For SSC CGL Exam

History GK For SSC CGL Exam: The practice of land grants to Brahmins and Buddhist was initiated by- Satavahanas. Who sent Heiun-Tsang as an envoy to Harsha’s court- Tai Tsung. Who was the founder of Sunyavada- Nagarjuna. In the Vedic period, which animal was known as ‘Aghanya’- Cow. In the Indus valley civilization period, Lapis

Concept of Sacred Complex

Sacred Complex: The study of Civilization and the concept of Great and Little Tradition led to many methodological innovations. Redfield and his students, Marriott and Singer, proposed a number of concepts and terms to facilitate the study of the complexity of Indian Civilization and emphasized the cultural role of the cities. The singer proposed the

Great Tradition and Little Tradition

Great Tradition and Little Tradition: The study of civilization, as such, was placed on the anthropological agenda by Redfield. He and his students studied a number of folk and urban communities in Mexico and India and came up with many important concepts to understand the structure and persistence of civilizations. Redfield viewed civilization as a

Concept of Karma and Rebirth

Karma and Rebirth: Though analytically independent, the two concepts or doctrines of karma (deeds) and rebirth are mutually and functionally related. Karma is the sum of all actions, all deeds that a person performs in his life from birth to death. The karma in the present life, the status in life, nature and tendencies, physical

Four Stages of Life- Ashram System

Ashram System in India: Just as early Indian Society was divided into four classes, the Varna so was the life of an individual divided into four stages- the Ashram. But there is no reason to believe that both originated simultaneously. There is no reference to Ashram in Vedic literature. The four stages were Brahmachari, Grihastha,

Concept of Varna

Concept of Varna: Literally meaning colour, this term is mainly used to describe the system of social stratification of the Aryans of the Vedic age. According to Sri Yaskacharya, Varna is derived from the root Vri, meaning choice, implying that Varna is that which a person chooses according to his nature or work. Originally, it

Caste System in India

Caste System in India: There are books, treatise, theses and theories galore on the Indian Caste System. There is hardly an Indologist or a social scientist who has not contributed his mite to understand the caste system’s intricacies and unravel its origin. What is Caste? Caste is an endogamous social group having a specific position