Indian Political Thought-II

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Week 1:
1:Legacy and influence of the past on Modern Indian Political Thought 2:Colonial Modernity and the Nationalist Response 3:Dialectical interaction between ideas and contexts: Socio-historical contexts and the socio-political changes that the ideas aimed 4:Influence on articulation of Nationalism and freedom struggle  

Week 2:
1:European Enlightenment and Raja Rammohan Roy: A Liberal Thinker 2:Brahmo Samaj and Social Reforms: Abolition of Sati and Struggle against Anti-feudal Ideas 3:Freedom of Press 4:Criticism and Conclusion  

Week 3:
1:Making of an Indian social reformer: From Arya Mahila Samaj to Mukti Mission (renamed Ramabai Mukti Mission) 2:On Woman’s Place in Religion and Society 3:On Women’s education and Emancipation 4:Criticism and Conclusion  

Week 4:
1:Swami Vivekananda: Background and the Context 2:Interpretation of the Vedanta Philosophy 3:The Real and the Apparent Man 4: On Nationalism    

Week 5:
1:Criticism and Conclusion 2:Making of the Mahatama: Background and the Context 3:On Satyagraha: Power of the Soul 4:Conceptualising Swaraj  

Week 6:
1:Characteristics of Swaraj: Complementariness of negative and positive characteristics of Swaraj in Gandhian formulation 2:Criticism and Conclusion 3: B.R. Ambedkar: From an untouchable to an eminent constitutionalist, distinguished parliamentarian, scholar and jurist, and the leader of the Depressed Classes 4: Ambedkar’s critique of the Hindu Social System  

Week 7:
1:Social Democracy as a basis of Social Justice: Centrality of Liberty, equality and fraternity 2:State Socialism as a means to achieve Social Justice 3:Criticism and Conclusion 4:Tagore: Background and the Context  

Week 8:
1:Tagore’s perception of the dual role nationalism: Spirit of the West and the Nation of the West 2:Tagore’s criticisms of the inability of European civilization to transmit its basic civilizational traits to others vis a vis colonialism 3:Criticism and Conclusion 4:Iqbal - Passion for revival of past glory and vibrancy of Islamic thought and action: Background and the Context  

Week 9:
1:Poets of Indian nationalism 2:Pan-Islamism: Abandonment of territorial nationalism, atheist socialism and secularism 3:Iqbal’s reinterpretation of the basic tenets of Islam: From a religious faith of the people to a worldview of Muslim brotherhood 4:Criticism and conclusion  

Week 10:
1:Savarkar - A Life for the Hindu Cause: Towards a theory of cultural nationalism 2:Hindutva, as a political philosophy as well as a basis for establishing India as a ‘Hindu rashtra’ 3:Political reinterpretation of Meaning of Hindu and Hinduism 4:Criticism and conclusion  

Week 11:
1:Nehru - Background and the Context: British Policy of divide and rule; Colonial policy of sowing seeds of communalism 2:India, a Plural society: Shared memory of Indian culture, and need for secularism 3:Separation of politics from religion: Need for Government structure to encourage and sustain religious diversity 4:Criticism and conclusion  

Week 12:
1:Lohia - Critique of Western Ideologies: Need for evolving an indigenous theoretical construct 2:New Socialism: Infusing the spirit of Gandhism into western understanding of socialism 3:Theory of ends–means consistency, economic system rooted in the small machine technology and the idea of political decentralisation 4: Criticism and conclusion