The Making of Contemporary India: History and Political Theory
Mon & Fri 6:30 pm
to 8:30 pm IST
DIVERSE AND ONLINE COURSES TO CHOOSE FROM
SMALL, LIVE CLASSES WITH RENOWNED ASHOKA FACULTY
A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION FROM ASHOKAX
LIFE-LONG ACCESS TO A HIGH-GRADE PEER NETWORK
About The Course
“The future of Western political theory will be decided outside the West. And in deciding that future, the experience of India will loom large.” The course explores that proposition, examining core ideas of political theory in relation to modern India’s history. How have ideas of democracy, nation, rights, citizenship, and global order shaped India? How has the Indian experience in turn altered them?
The course does not require prior familiarity with Indian history or politics; only an interest in the relationship between ideas and history. It will provide an introduction to modern India’s political history, and challenge our understanding of core political ideas.
Fees after 50% scholarship for this course – ₹20,000 plus GST
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Sunil Khilnani is currently a Presidential Fellow at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. As presenter of BBC Radio 4 history mega-series ‘Incarnations: India in 50 Lives’, Khilnani garnered praise for his ability to formulate Indian history into well-wrought narrative. The podcast won audiences spanning continents and was, in 2016, published as a book. Khilnani was a 2010 Berlin Prize Fellow, and also a recipient of the Indian government’s 2005 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award.
Born in Delhi and raised in three continents, Khilnani was educated at Cambridge, where he earned his doctorate. Khilnani brings to The Academy his conviction that scholarship ought to ‘engage with the public imagination, not just with other scholars’. Khilnani has previously served as a professor at Johns Hopkins University and at King’s College London.