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Lecture and Seminar Programme

Lectures: Mondays 10-11, S0.19

Seminars: Mondays 11-12 and 12-1, S1.69

Term

Week

Lecture and Seminar Topic

Autumn Term

(Understanding Political Traditions)

1 Introductory Lecture
2

Gandhi and Anti-Colonial Nationalism

3

Nationalism and the Post-Colonial State

4

Hindu Nationalism Before Independence

5

The Hindu Right Since the 1980s

6 ~ Reading Week: No Seminar ~
7

Indian Communism: The Revolutionary Tradition

8

Indian Communism: The Parliamentary Tradition

9

Ambedkar and the Critique of Caste

10

Caste Politics and Indian Democracy

~ Christmas Vacation ~

Spring Term

(Reading Political Texts)

1

Gandhi, Hind Swaraj

2

Gandhi, Hind Swaraj

3

Savarkar, Hindutva/Who Is A Hindu

4

Savarkar, Hindutva/Who Is A Hindu

5

Communist Memoirs and Testimonies

6 ~ Reading Week: No Seminar ~
7

Communist Memoirs and Testimonies

8

Ambedkar, Annihilation of Caste

9

Ambedkar, Annihilation of Caste

10

Situating the Present: The Legacies of Political Traditions

~ Easter Vacation ~

Summer Term

(Film Screenings and Revision)

1

Film Screening, Pyaasa (The Thirsty One, dir. Guru Dutt, 1957)

2

Film Screening, Chak De! India (Go India!, dir. Shimit Amin, 2007)

3

Discussion of films

4 Revision