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  • Course No: HS 521
  • Course: MA in Development Studies
  • Semester: III
  • Title: Region,Nation and the Making of Post-Colonial India
  • Stream: History
  • Description:

    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.

  • Text:

    Ramchandra Guha, India after Gandhi, Picador India, 2007.^$^Alok Rai, Hindi Nationalism, Orient Longman, 2001.^$^Sumathi Ramaswamy, Passions of the Tongue: Language Devotion in Tamil India, 1891–1970, University of California Press, 1997.^$^V. Geetha & S. V. Rajadurai, Towards a Non-Brahmin Millennium: From Iyothee Thass to Periyar, Samya Press, 1998.^$^Paul Brass, The Politics of India Since Independence, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1990.^$^Perry Anderson, The Indian Ideology, Three Essays, 2012.^$^A. G. Noorani, Kashmir Dispute, 1947-2012, Vol. 1, New Delhi, 2013.^$^Chitralekha Zutsh