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  1. Week One: Introduction to the course 0 items
  2. Week Two: ‘The Imaginary Institution of India’: Whose history and by whom? 8 items
    1. Essential Reading: 3 items
      1. Kaviraj, Sudipta. "The imaginary institution of India." Occasional Paper 5 (2014): 41-64

    2. Additional Readings: 5 items
      1. Chapter 2 [IN] Politics in India - Rajni Kothari

        Chapter 

      2. The idea of India - Sunil Khilnani 2003

        Book 

  3. Week Three: ‘Tryst with destiny’: Independence and Partition 11 items
    1. Essential Reading: 4 items
      1. The long partition and the making of modern South Asia: refugees, boundaries, histories - Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar 2007

        Book  (Selections: Introduction: The Place of Partition: The Making of Refugees, 1947 )

      2. Manto, Saadat Hasan. Toba Tek Singh . Penguin Random House India Private Limited, 2017. (also read: Khol Do/Open It)

      3. Films: Garam Hawa (1974), Mammo (1994), Train To Pakistan (1998), 1947-Earth (1999),

        Hey Ram (2000), Khamosh Pani (2003), Rang De Basanti (2006), Manto (2018), Meghe

        Dhaka Tara (1960), Komal Gandhar (1961), Subarnarekha (1965)

    2. Additional Readings: 7 items
      1. Midnight's children - Salman Rushdie 1995

        Book 

      2. Singh, Khushwant. Train to Pakistan. Orient Blackswan, 2005

      3. India's partition: process, strategy, and mobilization - Mushirul Hasan 1993

        Book 

      4. Borders & boundaries: women in India's Partition - Ritu Menon, Kamla Bhasin, American Council of Learned Societies 1998 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      5. Mourning the nation: Indian cinema in the wake of Partition - Bhaskar Sarkar, ProQuest (Firm) 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book 

  4. Week Four: ‘The Unnatural Nation’: Constructing postcolonial India 9 items
    1. Essential Reading: 4 items
      1. Films: Parasakthi (1952), Jagriti (1954), Naya Daur (1957), Mother India (1957), Dharamputra (1969), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Iruvar (1997).

    2. Additional Readings: 5 items
      1. The Ghosts of Mrs. Gandhi - Amitav Ghosh 1995

        Article 

      2. Desai, Meghnad, and David Puttnam. Nehru's hero Dilip Kumar in the life of India. Lotus Collection, Roli Books, 2004

  5. Week Five: The Indian Model: Contextualising democracy and secularism 12 items
    1. Essential Reading: 4 items
      1. The Future of Secularism - T. N. Srinivasan January 8, 2007

        Book 

      2. Hindu/Muslim/Indian - F. F. Devji 01/10/1992

        Article 

      3. Films: Paava Mannippu (1961), Dilli 6 (2006), Chak De! India (2007), Dhappa (2018)

    2. Additional Readings: 8 items
      1. Varshney, Ashutosh. Battles half won: India's improbable democracy. Penguin UK, 2014

      2. The Oxford Companion To Politics In India - Niraja Gopal Jayal, Pratap Bhanu Mehta 2011

        Book 

      3. The Indian Parliament: a democracy at work - B. L. Shankar, Valerian Rodrigues 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      4. Panchayati raj - Kuldeep Mathur 2013

        Book 

  6. Week Six: ‘Gandhiji, I have no homeland’: Understanding caste and inequality 9 items
    1. Essential Reading: 6 items
      1. Annihilation of caste - B. R. Ambedkar, Arundhati Roy 2014

        Book 

      2. Social movements in India: poverty, power, and politics - Raka Ray, Mary Fainsod Katzenstein 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book  Selection: Who Are The Country's Poor? Social Movement Politics and Dalit Poverty

      3. Films: Parasakthi (1952), Ankur (1974), India Untouched: Stories of a People Apart (2007),

        Jai Bhim Comrade (2012), Fandry (2013), Papilio Buddha (2013), Masaan (2015), Sairat

        (2016), Pariyerum Perumal (2018)

    2. Additional Readings: 3 items
  7. Week Seven: ‘The Violence of Normal Times’: Gender and Minorities 15 items
    1. Essential Reading: 7 items
      1. The Violence of Normal Times - Kalpana Kannabiran February 2, 2005 (Hardcover)

        Book 

      2. Films: Bombay (1995), Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women (2003), Aligarh (2016),

        Pink (2016), Lipstick Under My Burkha (2016), Mulk (2018), Mirch Masaala (1987), In the

        Name of God/Ram Ke Naam (1992), The Boy in the Branch (1993), Mr. and Mrs. Iyer

        (2002), Parzania (2007), Firaaq (2008), Daivanamathil (2005), The World Before Her (2012),

        That Day After Every Day (2013)

    2. Additional Readings: 8 items
      1. Rajeev Bhargava (ed.) Politics and ethics of the Indian Constitution. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2008 (Selection: Rights versus representation: Defending minority interests in the Constituent Assembly by Shefali Jha)

      2. Dave, Naisargi N. Queer activism in India: A story in the anthropology of ethics. Duke University Press, 2012

      3. Gangoli, Geetanjali. Indian feminisms: Law, patriarchies and violence in India. Routledge, 2016

      4. Engineer, Asgharali, ed. Communalism and communal violence in India: an analytical approach to Hindu-Muslim conflict. South Asia Books, 1989

  8. Week Eight: Contesting the State: Terror and counter-terror 14 items
    1. Essential Reading: 4 items
      1. Sundar, Nandini. "Insurgency, counter-insurgency, and democracy in central India." More than Maoism: Politics, policies and insurgencies in South Asia. New Delhi: Manohar Publishers (2012)

      2. Fims: Pratidwandi (1970), Maachis (1996), Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa (1998), Hazaron Khwaise

        Aisi (2003), Shahid (2012), Inshallah, Kashmir (2012), Visaranai (2015), Jashn-e- Azadi

        (2007).

    2. Additional Readings: 10 items
      1. Peer, Basharat. Curfewed night. Random House India, 2011

      2. Sajal, Nag: Roots of Ethnic Conflict: Nationality Question in North East India, Manohar Publications, New Delhi, 1990

      3. Hazarika, Sanjoy. Writing on the Wall: Reflections On the North-East. Penguin Books India, 2008

      4. Joseph, Ammu, and Kalpana Sharma. Terror, counter-terror: women speak out. Zed Books, 2003

      5. Kannabiran, K. G. The wages of impunity: Power, justice, and human rights. Orient Blackswan, 2004

  9. Week Nine: ‘Everybody Loves a Good Drought’: Development and endangered livelihoods 8 items
    1. Essential Reading: 4 items
      1. Social movements in India: poverty, power, and politics - Raka Ray, Mary Fainsod Katzenstein 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book  Selection: Farmer's Movements and the Debate on Poverty and Economic Reforms in India

      2. Films: Nero's Guests (), Peepli Live (2009), Kaaka Muttai (2014), Do Bhiga Zameen (1953)

    2. Additional Readings: 4 items
  10. Week Ten: ‘Self-fashioning and worlding’: India and the World 11 items
    1. Essential Reading: 6 items
      1. Films: Dr Kotnis ki Amar Kahani (1949), War and Peace/Jang Aur Aman (2002), Haqeeqat

        (1964), Kannathil Muthamittal (2002), Madras Cafe (2013), Mississippi Masala (1991),

        Namesake (2006), Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Veer Zara (2004), Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015),

        Take Off (2017).

    2. Additional Readings: 5 items
      1. Bhagavan, Manu Belur. The peacemakers: India and the quest for one world. HarperCollins Publishers India, 2012

      2. The making of the Indian atomic bomb: science, secrecy and the postcolonial state - Itty Abraham 1998

        Book 

      3. Ahmed, Imtiaz. State and Foreign Policy: India's Role in South Asia. Vikas Pub, 1993

      4. Mehta, Vrajendra Raj, V. R. Mehta, and Thomas Pantham, eds. Political ideas in modern India: Thematic explorations. Vol. 10. Sage, 2006. (Selection: Indian Conception of Order/Justice in International Relations: Nehruvian, Gandhian, Hindutva and Neo-Liberal by Kanti Bajpai)

  11. Week Eleven: Cinema and Cricket 3 items
    1. Film: Lagaan (2001) by Ashutosh Gowarikar

    2. Additional Readings: 2 items
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