The 2nd World War & Modern South Asia

Faculty

Srinath Raghavan
 

Course Dates

6 July to 27 July 
 

Timings

6.30 pm to 8.30
(Mon,Wed, Fri)

Commitment

4 weeks

Price

INR 20,000

Applications

1 July, 2020

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About The Course

This course explores a pivotal moment in the history of the 20th century, but one that barely registers in the history and collective memory of South Asia: the Second World War.

We will examine the deep and varied impact of the war on the region. The war fundamentally changed the parameters of Indian politics, paving the way for independence with partition. Wartime mobilisation spurred a range of economic activity and provided opportunities for social mobility even as it imposed privations on millions. India’s involvement in the war positioned it as a significant Asian power. It also left a genetic imprint on ideas and institutions that would shape independent India. By exploring these themes, we will consider how and to what extent the Second World War was the making of contemporary South Asia.

Fees after 50% scholarship for this course – ₹20,000

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    Faculty

    Srinath Raghavan

    PHD King’s College London

    Srinath Raghavan is famous for responding to questions with answers that have the potential to become lectures in themselves. Before becoming an eminent intellectual, he served a six year long stint as a commissioned officer in the Rajputana Rifles.

    Currently, he is Professor of History and International Relations at Ashoka. He is also Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He likes to visit declassified military archives for both work and leisure, his most recent books include The Oxford Handbook of Indian Foreign Policy (2015) and India’s War: The Making of Modern South Asia, 1939-1945 (2016). Raghavan is the winner of the Infosys Prize for Social Sciences (2015). He obtained his masters and doctoral degrees at King’s College London.

    Academy Common Course Objectives

    ENGAGE DIRECTLY WITH FACULTY ON THEIR UNIQUE THINKING MODELS AND APPROACHES

    GAIN INSIGHTS INTO PERSPECTIVES THAT ARE ROOTED IN CURRENT RESEARCH

    LEARN HOW TO COLLABORATE WITH DIVERSE PEERS

    EXPAND YOUR WORLDVIEW WITHIN AND ACROSS DISCIPLINARY BOUNDARIES

    DEVELOP WAYS TO MEASURE YOUR LEARNING AND GROWTH BEYOND GRADES