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Semester and Year Offered: Winter Semester
Course Coordinator and Team: Prof. Denys P. Leighton
Email of course coordinator: denys[at]aud[dot]ac[dot]in
Pre-requisites: Semester IV course for students of the MA History programme. Closed to non-History students.
AIM: Through this course students produce a historical research paper of 5000 – 6000 words based on analysis of primary sources. Some particular problematics of intellectual history in India will be investigated through an initial course of reading of work by such historians as Quentin Skinner, Dominick LaCapra, Jonardan Ganeri, Sheldon Pollock and Kumkum Chatterjee. Students will choose their research topics with attention to ideas, people bearing or using them, ‘events’ and processes of change that can be studied historically in India.
Course Outcomes: The course will help:
Brief description of modules/ Main modules: N/A.
Assessment Details with weights:
as for other MA History ‘research papers’: culminating assessment (research essay) is submitted at the end of the semester (late April/early May). Other components of assessment are a mid-term ‘progress presentation’ (viva) in the month of March and the viva examination following submission of the final research essay. Course grade is determined by supervisor grade (75%) and viva grade awarded by other programme faculty (25%).