HSS627: The idea of India: Intellectual imaginary of nation

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Course Outline

This course will engage with the ideas on India articulated by the leading figures of modern India – M.K. Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, B.R. Ambedkar, V.D. Savarkar, M.S. Golwalkar, S.A. Dange, M.N. Roy among other thinkers and in the process deal with the theme of history, culture, religion, caste and class in the imaginary of nation. Focusing on the key texts (stated below) of these thinkers and interpretative secondary readings on them, the course will attempt to understand the durability of their thought and the legacy it has created in contemporary India as indeed the heterogeneous and contested imaginary of nation.

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