This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 415
  • Course: Master of Liberal Arts
  • Semester: VIII
  • Title: History of Contemporary India
  • Stream: History
  • Description:

    Independence and consequences of the partition; Making of the constitution; Towards a nation-state: general election, annexation of princely states; Resettling boundaries: linguistic re-organisation of the country; Land reform and the agrarian question; Planning commission and development programme; International disputes: Indo-Pak wars-1947, 1965, 1972, Indo-China war 1962 ; Social conflicts and caste mobilisation; From Nehruvian legacy to regional political formations; Environment and Polity; Popular culture and the making of contemporary India.

  • Text:

    1. R. Guha, India After Gandhi, HarperCollins, 2007.2. B. Chandra, A. Mukherjee and M. Mukherjee, India since Independence, Penguin, 2008.

  • Course References:

    1.B.R. Tomlinson, The Economy of Modern India, 1860-1970, Cambridge, 1996.2 P. R. Brass, The Politics of India since Independence, Cambridge, 1994