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7) To what extent do you think Social media has reshaped caste mobilisation tendencies among people? And if so, in what possible ways? Critically analyse.(250 words)

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7) To what extent do you think Social media has reshaped caste mobilisation tendencies among people? And if so, in what possible ways? Critically analyse.(250 words)

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Why this question:

The advent of social media has heralded a new era in public discourse. Popular social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have allowed the forging of new networks among like-minded people, and changed the contours of public debate and socio-political mobilisation.

Key demand of the question:

One must discuss how social media has reshaped caste imagination and mobilisation in the country.

Directive:

Critically analyzeWhen asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

In brief discuss social media, its key aspects.

Body:

First trace the mobilisation of caste historically in the absence of social media.

Then discuss the impact social media has shed upon the caste mobilisation factor.

Discuss both pros and cons.

Explain with examples how it is evident that the trends of mobilisation are changing with the influence of social media.

Conclusion:

Conclude with need to regulate social media with respect to caste mobilisation factor in a positive direction.

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