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Woche
1
2 Stunden zum Abschließen

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....
8 Videos (Gesamt 76 min), 4 Lektüren, 1 Quiz
8 Videos
1.1 Colonial history: British rule in India12m
1.2 Pre-partition history7m
1.3 The tryst with destiny9m
1.4 Partition and nation-states: a technology of modernity11m
1.5 Partition and amnesia12m
1.6 Ghosts of partition: contemporary India 18m
1.7 Ghosts of partition: contemporary India 212m
4 Lektüren
Course outline10m
Your teaching team10m
Week 1 outline10m
Start of course survey10m
1 praktische Übung
Quiz #1 (worth 10% of your final grade)20m
Woche
2
4 Stunden zum Abschließen

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....
6 Videos (Gesamt 103 min), 2 Lektüren, 1 Quiz
6 Videos
2.2 India from ‘Above’--112m
2.3 India from ‘Above’--223m
2.4 India from ‘Above’--318m
2.5 India from ‘Below’--122m
2.6 India from ‘Below’--216m
2 Lektüren
Week 2 outline10m
Academic integrity10m
Woche
3
2 Stunden zum Abschließen

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....
9 Videos (Gesamt 127 min), 1 Lektüre
9 Videos
3.2 Substance of state intervention7m
3.3 Exhaustion of state-led development12m
3.4 1991 Market reforms and state retreat11m
3.5 First generation of reforms and achievements18m
3.6 Second generation of reforms8m
3.7 Where does India stand? India's place in the world economy11m
3.8 India's global economic visibility16m
3.9 Major challenges ahead: poverty, employment, inequality18m
1 Lektüre
Week 3 outline10m
Woche
4
3 Stunden zum Abschließen

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. ...
8 Videos (Gesamt 60 min), 1 Lektüre, 1 Quiz
8 Videos
4.2 The seven phases of India foreign policy8m
4.3 The limits of idealism7m
4.4 The fractured years, 1962-19708m
4.5 The idea of power, 1971-19895m
4.6 The years of reflection, 1990-19988m
4.7 Consolidation of U.S – India relations4m
4.8 Back to the future, 2011-20147m
1 Lektüre
Week 4 outline10m
Woche
5
2 Stunden zum Abschließen

Women, gender and feminist struggles in India

This week you will be introduced to some of the concerns related to women and the politics of gender in contemporary India. The section will also focus on some of the key issues related to feminist struggle over the last three decades. Not only will it touch upon the achievements of these struggles but also deal with issues related to missing women, low sex-ratio of women compared to men in India, violence against women, the demand for representation in legislative bodes and the struggle for the rights of sexual minorities. The theme of gender justice and how it is articulated in various forums will also form an important part of this section. ...
9 Videos (Gesamt 102 min), 1 Lektüre, 1 Quiz
9 Videos
5.1 Change: the success story12m
5.2 Continuities and paradoxes19m
5.3 Violence against women21m
5.4 Poor women11m
5.5 Muslim women. The Shah Bano case9m
5.6 Sexual minorities10m
5.7 Sex workers7m
5.8 Summary and conclusion6m
1 Lektüre
Week 5 outline10m
1 praktische Übung
Quiz #2 (worth 10% of your final grade)20m
Woche
6
1 Stunde zum Abschließen

The Ramayan

This week we will discuss one of India's ancient epics - The Ramayana. Here you will not just be introduced to the text but the various Ramayana traditions, which include a wide range of performance traditions, be it in folk theatre, women's Ramayana songs or shadow puppetry. At the core of these traditions is the idea of morality or dharma, which continues to find resonance in contemporary India even though it was written around 500BC. Because there are innumerable interpretations of the Ramayana, often the sacred becomes the source of controversy. But these disagreements often reinforce the relevance of the epic in the daily lives of Indian society....
6 Videos (Gesamt 65 min), 1 Lektüre
6 Videos
6.2 Ram and Sita's wedding - part 110m
6.3 Ram and Sita's wedding - part 214m
6.4 The forest exile10m
6.5 The battle at Lanka7m
6.6 Many Ramayanas: the story continues9m
1 Lektüre
Week 6 outline10m
Woche
7
2 Stunden zum Abschließen

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

We will use arts as a lens to look at some of the general transformations in today’s India. The focus in this section will be to negate the modernity/tradition dichotomy and instead argue that traditions in India are constantly changing. These traditions adapt to the prevailing conditions, which present its own complexities. To understand them, specific concepts and tools will be introduced to better explain the realities of contemporary India, which simultaneously remains connected to its ancient past....
6 Videos (Gesamt 86 min), 2 Lektüren, 1 Quiz
6 Videos
7.2 Compartmentalisation & context sensitivity20m
7.3 Economic imperialism & commodification14m
7.4 Essentialism, fetishization & museumization15m
7.5 Conservation & heritage-ization12m
7.6 Conclusions13m
2 Lektüren
Week 7 outline10m
End of Course Survey10m
1 praktische Übung
Quiz #3 (worth 20% of your final grade)40m
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von HMDec 5th 2016

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

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Anthony D'Costa

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School of Social and Political Sciences

Über The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is an internationally recognised research intensive University with a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. Established in 1853, it is Australia's second oldest University....

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