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B.A. (Hons.) Political Science
DSE-1 Understanding Political Theory
UNIT-1 What is Politics: Theorizing the ‘Political’
UNIT-2 Approaches to Political Theory: Normative, Historical and Empirical
UNIT-3 Traditions of Political Theory: Liberal, Marxist, Anarchist and Conservative
UNIT-4 Critical Perspectives in Political Theory: Feminist and Postmodern
UNIT-5 The Idea of Political Community: Political Obligation
DSE-2 Ideas and Institutions in Indian Political Thought
UNIT-1 Statecraft in Ancient India
UNIT-2 Dharma, Dhamma, Danda
UNIT-3 Nyaya, Niti
UNIT-4 Sabha, Samiti
UNIT-5 Rajya, Rashtra
UNIT-6 Varna, Jati
DSE- 3 Colonialism and Nationalism in India
UNIT-1 Colonialism and Nationalism:
Main perspectives on colonialism: Liberalism, Marxism, Postcolonialism.
Approaches to the study of nationalism in India: Nationalist, Imperialist, Marxist, and Subaltern
UNIT-2 Colonial Rule in India and its impact:
Constitutional developments and the colonial state.
Colonial ideology of civilizing mission: Utilitarian's and Missionaries.
Impact on agriculture, land relations, industry and ecology.
UNIT-3 Reform and Resistance:
The 1857 war of Independence.
Major social and religious movements.
Education and the rise of the new middle class
UNIT-4 Nationalist Politics and Expansion of its Social Base:
Phases of the Nationalist Movement: Liberal constitutionalist, Swadeshi and the Radicals, Formation of the Muslim League.
Gandhi and mass mobilization: Non-cooperation, Civil Disobedience, and Quit India Movements.
Revolutionaries, Socialists and Communists.
Communalism in Indian Politics.
The two-nation theory, negotiations over partition
UNIT-5 Social Movements:
Peasants, Tribal, Workers, Women and anti-caste movements
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