This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 521
  • Course: MA in Development Studies
  • Semester: IV
  • Title: Region,Nation and the Making of Post-Colonial India
  • Stream: History
  • Historical Background: fragmented polities of pre-colonial times, colonial unification of the sub-continent, nationalist mobilization; National movement and the language question: sanskritization of Hindi, introduction of Hindi in schools, anti-Hindi agitations of 1930s and 40s; Debates on national language: constituent assembly debates, language commission, official languages act, regional agitations; Reorganization of states: Indian National Congress and the reorganization of states, commissions and legislations on state reorganization, regional responses and unresolved demands; Movements for self-determination: nation-state and nationalisms, Naga and Kashmir movements; Nation-state and the inevitability of regions.