Indian Economy | Humanities & Social Sciences

Indian Economy

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Course Objective

This course aims to equip the students with a good understanding of India’s economic problems. The development challenges faced by India during the colonial period and again during the initial decades after independence will be discussed in detail. The primary concern of the course will be on contemporary issues, including social inequalities, constraints to agricultural and industrial growth, and the revolution in the services sector. The coursework will emphasise on a set of readings, classroom interactions and debates.

Course Content

This course discusses the various phases and issues with respect to India’s economic development. The topics discussed include India’s economic development challenges during the colonial and the planning periods, and economic growth under liberalization. The course will deal with the varied inequalities in the country, along the lines of caste, class, and gender, as well as across regions. It will feature issues related to Indian agriculture, industry, services, as well as trade and investment. The course will aim to provide various points of view on each of these topics.

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