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This course presents some important vignettes of a complex, highly diverse India that is also witnessing unprecedented changes since its formal independence in 1947 from Great Britain. The lectures revolve around social dimensions of change, the continuing influence of ancient texts on contemporary India, political democracy, economic transition from the state to the market, gender relations, India's economic globalisation and changing world view. While one of the objectives is to capture the multifaceted process of change, the course also critically examines some of the tensions inherent in these changes. For example, how does gender inequality play itself out in a changing Indian society, how do the modernist conceptions of art entailing market valuation challenge the more socio-centric values found in South India, what are the politics linguistic identities, and how might India address its myriad development challenges such as poverty and unemployment. No specific prior knowledge is required. However, it would be helpful if students are aware of the socio political dynamics at play in contemporary India and keep themselves abreast with current affairs and debates in the country to fully appreciate the various dimensions and contours if the subject matter in the course. This course is taught in English. View the MOOC promotional video here: http://tinyurl.com/hx8mhxb...
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Contemporary India's history

We begin this course by discussing the history of pre-partition India i.e. before 1947. We will trace the trajectory of British rule from its inception in India and discuss important events like the mutiny of 1857, the formation of the Indian National Congress and the Muslim League, the divide and rule policy of the British, the idea of separate electorates and how it paved the way for partition in the subcontinent. You will be able to appreciate the devastation that partition brought to the region with millions of people killed, displaced and made refugees overnight. We will try to impress upon the fact that such a momentous event in world history, which involved ethnic cleansing in huge numbers, has been almost forgotten or is not remembered often enough; nor are the lessons learnt. The week concludes by discussing how partition still continues to affect community relations, relations between states and the very foundational ideas of the two nations: India and Pakistan....
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8 个视频(共 76 分钟), 4 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video8 个视频
1.1 Colonial history: British rule in India12分钟
1.2 Pre-partition history7分钟
1.3 The tryst with destiny9分钟
1.4 Partition and nation-states: a technology of modernity11分钟
1.5 Partition and amnesia12分钟
1.6 Ghosts of partition: contemporary India 18分钟
1.7 Ghosts of partition: contemporary India 212分钟
Reading4 个阅读材料
Course outline10分钟
Your teaching team10分钟
Week 1 outline10分钟
Start of course survey10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Quiz #1 (worth 10% of your final grade)20分钟

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Indian politics 1948-2014

This week we will cover the post-independence politics of India from 1948 to 2014. It will discuss the various leaders especially the contribution of Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi to Indian polity. You will get an idea about how India went about its task of nation building and the various challenges it confronted along the way. The section will also cover the dominance of the Congress party and the factors that led to its downfall in recent times. The debates about linguistic states, affirmative action, secularism and the changing nature of Indian federalism will be discussed. You should be able to appreciate the reasons as to why, even with all its shortcomings, India remains an exemplar of robust democracy unlike most other post-colonial countries....
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6 个视频(共 103 分钟), 2 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video6 个视频
2.2 India from ‘Above’--112分钟
2.3 India from ‘Above’--223分钟
2.4 India from ‘Above’--318分钟
2.5 India from ‘Below’--122分钟
2.6 India from ‘Below’--216分钟
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Week 2 outline10分钟
Academic integrity10分钟

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The long transition of India's economy

This section will look at the trajectory of India's economic development. It has changed from a state-led economic development model to the one where through a series of a reforms the economy has become more pro-business and market-friendly. You will be introduced to the basic features of first and second-generation reforms, the transformation of the economy since India liberalized in 1991 and the challenges of poverty and job creation that still needs to be tackled....
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9 个视频(共 127 分钟), 1 个阅读材料
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3.2 Substance of state intervention7分钟
3.3 Exhaustion of state-led development12分钟
3.4 1991 Market reforms and state retreat11分钟
3.5 First generation of reforms and achievements18分钟
3.6 Second generation of reforms8分钟
3.7 Where does India stand? India's place in the world economy11分钟
3.8 India's global economic visibility16分钟
3.9 Major challenges ahead: poverty, employment, inequality18分钟
Reading1 个阅读材料
Week 3 outline10分钟

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India's foreign policy

As India's influence increases in the international system, understanding its foreign policy and its engagement with the rest of the world is critical for students of international relations. This section is designed as a comprehensive review of some of the key issues related to India's word view and its behaviour towards the external world. Apart from taking stock of contemporary thinking and policies of the country, the major thrust would be on India's relations with its neighbours and great powers, its nuclear weapons policy and the ideological foundations of its foreign policy after independence. ...
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8 个视频(共 60 分钟), 1 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video8 个视频
4.2 The seven phases of India foreign policy8分钟
4.3 The limits of idealism7分钟
4.4 The fractured years, 1962-19708分钟
4.5 The idea of power, 1971-19895分钟
4.6 The years of reflection, 1990-19988分钟
4.7 Consolidation of U.S – India relations4分钟
4.8 Back to the future, 2011-20147分钟
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Week 4 outline10分钟
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创建者 HMDec 5th 2016

This course is excellent! The lecturers are superb and they know their stuff.

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Anthony D'Costa

Professor
School of Social and Political Sciences

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