Contemporary India

Contemporary India

PID002

Rs. 1450

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.

Overview

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. 

 

Course Syllabus

Contemporary India's history

Indian politics 1948-2014

The long transition of India's economy

India's foreign policy

Women, gender and feminist struggles in India

The Ramayan: the life of an ancient narrative in modern India

The past in the present: traditional art forms in today's India

  

Course medium: Online
Delivered By (Company): Elearner.co.in
Resource Required: Internet, Email
Enroll date: Any time
Course Delivery: 3 - 7 Working Days
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