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India after Indira, 1975-2000: Seminars

THIS MODULE MEETS THURSDAYS 10-12, ROOM H347

TERM 1

Week 1 October 6: Introductory meeting

Week 2 October 13: The Emergency 

Week 3 October 20. Postcolonial Democracy: Crises of Political Legitimacy? 

Week 4 October 27: The Interregnum? 1977-1980

Week 5 November 3: 1984 

Week 6 Reading week - no seminar

Week 7 November 17: Caste as Statecraft

Week 8 November 24. Caste as Economics

Week 9 December 1. Caste as Violence

Week 10 December 8. Caste as Electoral Politics

TERM 2

Week 1 January 9. NOTE DIFFERENT MEETING DAY,TIME AND PLACE! Individual meetings with module tutor

Week 2 January 19. Hindutva as Opposition

Week 3 January 26. Hindutva as Nation

Week 4 February 2. Hindutva as Violence

Week 5 February 10. NOTE DIFFERENT MEETINGDAY, TIME AND PLACE! Long essay / dissertation student presentations. Friday 1-4.30PM (Room S2.73)

Week 6 Reading week: No seminar

Week 7 February 23. Hindutva as Globalisation

Week 8 March 2 Liberalisation as Crisis

Week 9 March 9. Liberalisation as Culture

Week 10 March 16  Liberalisation, Legitimacy and the Question of Structural Violence NOTE CHANGE OF MEETING TIME AND PLACE- 2-4PM ROOTES GROUP STUDY I (ROOTES LEARNING GRID)


Summer Term

Revision sessions and exam (as per university examination timetable)

Session 1 Wednesday 3 May, 10-12noon. Location S028. Partha Chatterjee and Sudipta Kaviraj. Prep: re-read the Chatterjee and Kaviraj with attention to the seminar questions from weeks 3 & 4.

Session 2 Wednesday 10 May, 12noon-2PM. Location H356. Sources and their specialness; discussion of mock exam essay answers.

Exam 9.10 AM Wednesday 24 May, Oculus Building, Room OC0.02