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Fall 2021 Middle East GU4601 section 001

Call Number 10619
Day & Time
R 10:10am-12:00pm
104 Knox Hall
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Sudipta Kaviraj
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description This course will combine study of long-term historical sociology with more short term understanding of policies and their possible effects. Though its main purpose will be to provide students with an understanding of politics after independence, it will argue, methodologically, that this understanding should be based on a study of historical sociology – plotting long-terms shifts in the structure of social power. The course will start with analyses of the structures of power and ideas about political legitimacy in pre-modern India, and the transformations brought by colonialism into that order. After a brief study of the nature of political order under the colonial state, the courses will focus primarily on the history of the democratic state after independence.
Web Site Vergil
Department Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Enrollment 14 students (25 max) as of 9:00PM Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Subject Middle East
Number GU4601
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Morningside
Section key 20213MDES4601G001

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