B. Tech. III Semester:Present History of IndiaIndian School of Mines
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Idea of a Nation: Defining Nation, Citizenship Duties, Profession, Society, Modern Nation- State as it emerged after 1789, The Socio-Economic context of the new ‘Nation’.
The Modern Individual: Transition from pre-modern definition and social location of Individuals to the growth of idea of free Individual, Social Contract, The Duties of an Individual, Atomization of Individual and a critique to it.
Colonial Rule in India: Colonial redefinition of Nation, Individual, Society in India- a critique of Pre-colonial mode of life by the colonial theorists, The ‘Progressive’ colonial alternatives, the ambiguity in colonial ‘Image’ of India.
Nation and the Nationalists: The Ideological Contestation of Colonial Images by the Nationalists, Critique of Colonialism by Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, S.C. Bose, Aurobindo Ghosh, M.N. Roy, J.P. Narayan. Problamatizing Colonial Ideas, Impact of Colonialism in India, Problems with the Nationalist Critique of Colonialism. Colonialists and Nationalists on the idea of ‘Science’, ‘Modernity’ and ‘Development’.
Re-inscribing Indian Feminity: Changing Views of Indian Feminity vis-à-vis female Sexuality.
Threats of Neo-Colonialism: The Challenges to the Nation, Post Colonial Critique of Colonialism and Nationalism, Individual and Society in a Changing World Order.