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Semester and Year Offered: Winter 2017
Course Coordinator and Team: Salil Misra
Email of course coordinator:salil[at]aud[dot]ac[dot]in
Pre-requisites: Student should have been promoted to second year and passed at least three core courses
Aim:. This is a non-taught seminar course to be taken up in the fourth semester. It requires the student to write one research paper of roughly around 5000-7000 words and based substantially on primary data. The course will address certain key questions related to the emergence of modern politics in 20th century India.
Brief description of modules/ Main modules:
The writing of research paper on this theme has been greatly facilitated by the publication of speeches, writings and other private papers of many important leaders (Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Rajendra Prasad, Sardar Patel, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Motilal Nehru, Narendra Deva, Govind Ballabh Pant, Lajpat Rai, Jayaprakash Narain, B.R Ambedkar, Maulana Azad and many others), organizational records (Congress, Muslim League, Hindu Mahasabha, Communist Party of India, among others) and many political documents in general (Transfer of Power Volumes, 1942-47, Towards Freedom, 1937-47, Indian Annual Register, 1918-47, published documents on Punjab Politics and UP politics) can easily facilitate the unearthing of the functioning of organizations, multiple factions within, competition and collaboration, and alliances and negotiations, involving important individuals, groups and organizations.
This seminar course can be done largely (thought not entirely) on the basis of published primary data available at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library and other libraries in Delhi. Following issues and themes will be explored by the researchers:
All these are broad themes and not topics. The students can choose a topic from within this large matrix. More such themes can be added. Students can also form research groups and take up broadly related topics within the same theme (e.g., three students can work on Congress-Muslim League negotiations in the 1920s, 1930s and in 1940s). But the research paper will be written and submitted individually.
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