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SN5103 Contemporary India: Contexts & Narratives

Modular Credits: 4

This module aims to introduce graduate students to the historical context of contemporary India after 1947 in terms of key milestone and conjunctures. Using a range of sources available digitally such as newspapers, private papers, oral history and visual material, students will have the opportunity to explore in depth specific episodes, individuals and themes. The module will engage with problems of evidence in terms of objectivity and bias, the challenges involved in framing historical narratives about the recent past and the ways in which these could be subjected to critical interpretation.

SN5660 Independent Study

Modular Credits: 4

Independent research plays an important role in graduate education. The Independent Study Module is designed to enable the student to explore an approved topic in South Asian Studies in depth. The student should approach a lecturer to work out an agreed topic, readings, and assignments for the module. A formal, written agreement is to be drawn up, giving a clear account of the topic, programme of study, assignments, evaluation, and other pertinent details. Head's and/or Graduate Coordinator's approval of the written agreement is required. Regular meetings and reports are expected. Evaluation is based on 100% Continuous Assessment and must be worked out between the student and the lecturer prior to seeking departmental approval.

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