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Approx. 19 hours to complete

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Beginner Level

Approx. 19 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Romanian

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Contemporary India's history

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 76 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
1.1 Colonial history: British rule in India12m
1.2 Pre-partition history7m
1.3 The tryst with destiny9m
1.4 Partition and nation-states: a technology of modernity11m
1.5 Partition and amnesia12m
1.6 Ghosts of partition: contemporary India 18m
1.7 Ghosts of partition: contemporary India 212m
4 readings
Course outline10m
Your teaching team10m
Week 1 outline10m
Start of course survey10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz #1 (worth 10% of your final grade)20m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Indian politics 1948-2014

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 103 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
2.2 India from ‘Above’--112m
2.3 India from ‘Above’--223m
2.4 India from ‘Above’--318m
2.5 India from ‘Below’--122m
2.6 India from ‘Below’--216m
2 readings
Week 2 outline10m
Academic integrity10m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

The long transition of India's economy

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 127 min), 1 reading
9 videos
3.2 Substance of state intervention7m
3.3 Exhaustion of state-led development12m
3.4 1991 Market reforms and state retreat11m
3.5 First generation of reforms and achievements18m
3.6 Second generation of reforms8m
3.7 Where does India stand? India's place in the world economy11m
3.8 India's global economic visibility16m
3.9 Major challenges ahead: poverty, employment, inequality18m
1 reading
Week 3 outline10m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

India's foreign policy

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 60 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
4.2 The seven phases of India foreign policy8m
4.3 The limits of idealism7m
4.4 The fractured years, 1962-19708m
4.5 The idea of power, 1971-19895m
4.6 The years of reflection, 1990-19988m
4.7 Consolidation of U.S – India relations4m
4.8 Back to the future, 2011-20147m
1 reading
Week 4 outline10m
4.1
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