ANSO090 | Spring | 6 ECTS

India: Culture, Politics and Society

The course provides a unique perspective on the Indian subcontinent. India today is not only geo-politically significant but has risen to global prominence as an important locale for burgeoning economic growth and development, cultural production and nation building. The course situates the enquiry into contemporary India at the intersections of its civilisational context and tryst with post-colonial nation building, its diverse traditions and multi-faceted modernities, cultural production and structural violence, economic development and social exclusion, global structures and local 'Indian' agency. The teaching modality is multi-disciplinary, providing a unique mix of theoretical and empirical illustrations anchored in sociological and anthropological approaches to the region.