This course introduces students to Indian politics, with special emphasis on the 1948 independence to contemporary times. Nation building, political leadership, and the Indian nation-state as an ensemble of diversities and pluralities within a democratic framework are key frameworks. Relevant topics include India's political parties and alliances, economic development, ethnic and caste politics, secularism, and India's role on the global stage. No prerequisites.
- Teacher: Yver Melchor Hernandez