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Note: This section consists of two essay type questions of twenty (20) marks each, to be answered in about five hundred (500) words each.

1. “Complexity of geomorphic processes is more common than simplicity.” Discuss.


Describe the concept of food security. Discuss the measures for ensuring food security in food deficit areas of India.

2. Discuss the origin and distribution of mid-latitude cyclones.

Define human development. What are the major indicators used for its measurements?


Note: This section contains three (3) questions of fifteen (15) marks each to be answered in about three hundred (300) words.

3. Contemporary metropolitan growth in India is facilitating spatial segregation and social exclusion. Discuss.

4. Distinguish between hazards and disasters and identify the major flood prone areas of India.

5. Discuss the main characteristics of monsoon biomes.


Note: This section contains nine (9) questions of ten (10) marks, each to be answered in about fifty (50) words.

6. Classify coasts giving suitable examples.

7. Discuss sea port and its attributes.

8. Define bio-diversity.

9. Define threshold of an urban function.

10. What is political ecology?

11. What do you mean by adiabatic process?

12. Define social wellbeing.

13. Differentiate between cyclone and anti-cyclone.

14. Briefly explain the thrust of David Harvey՚s ‘Explanation in Geography’ .


Note: This section contains five (5) questions of five (5) marks each based on the following passage. Each question should be answered in about thirty (30) words.

Read the following paragraph and answer the following questions:

There are three distinguishing features of post-modernist thought in geography: First, space-time specificity in social explanation. This implies that post-modernist thought in social science insists on the understanding of “a world which is meaningful for the people who live within it.” Reflexiveness (implying focus on the role of the human agent՚s action upon himself or the identity between object and subject) is intrinsic to post-modernist work in the social sciences but this does not imply complete repudiation of the scientific principles of naturalism though the search for universal theories is eschewed. Secondly, post-modernism insists on distancing itself from the totalization (i.e.. , the concept of the society as a totality following a universal process of historical change irrespective of space context) . Post-modernist thought holds that: “The able and flow of human history is not reduced to the marionette movements of a single structural principle, whatever its location, and the differences which make up human geographies are not explained by some central generating mechanism.” Thirdly, post-modern human geography represents a critique of spatial science – it is not a continuation of it but at the same time, it does not represent a break with the past. Post-modern geography focuses on the essential spatiality of social life (rather than the geometry of social behavior.

15. What is the concept of post-modernism?

16. Discuss the history of post-modernism in geography.

17. How does post-modern geography focus on spatiality of social life?

18. Explain the concept of space and time in social explanation.

19. Why and how post-modernism is anti-totalization in geography?