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MO4972   Understanding Resistance and Protest in Modern India (c.19th - 21st centuries)

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 60

ECTS credits : 30

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: Full Year

Availability restrictions: Available only to students on the second year of the Honours Programme.

Planned timetable: See

Resistance and protest movements in India have taken different shapes and forms over the past few centuries. This module attempts to understand these protests using different categories of analysis: the countryside, urban labour, political protest, caste and gender. It will engage with different political ideologies and look at how colonialism, nationalism and independence affected and shaped the nature of protest movements in India. The students will read a wide range of primary sources including political pamphlets, government reports, contemporary narratives and oral history records. Ultimately, by locating tumultuous events within broader themes this module will give the students a long term perspective on some of the key socio-economic and political moments of post-colonial India.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 3-hour seminar, plus 1 office hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 66

Guided independent study hours: 534

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2 x 3-hour Written Examinations = 60%, Coursework (including presentation) = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 10%
Coursework: 30%

Re-assessment: New Coursework: 1 x source exercise (2,000 - 2,500 words) and 1 x 4,000- to 5,000-word essay = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr A Yechury
Module teaching staff: Dr A Yechury