This course presents some important vignettes of a complex, highly diverse India that is also witnessing unprecedented changes since its formal independence in 1947 from Great Britain. The lectures revolve around social dimensions of change, the continuing influence of ancient texts on contemporary India, political democracy, economic transition from the state to the market, gender relations, India's economic globalisation and changing world view.
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Very nice course with good chronological description of events. good links for additional reading. I feel it could have been a bit more elaborate or more in depth.
This course is excellent! The lecturers are superb and they know their stuff.