Perspectives on Indian Economy | Humanities & Social Sciences

Perspectives on Indian Economy

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Any ONE of: HUL211, HUL212, HUL213, HUL311, HUL312, HUL314, HUL318, HUL320

Course Objective

This course aims to provide various perspectives on India’s economic development. Development debates on India’s economic transformation from the colonial period will illuminate the discussions. The primary concern will be on contemporary issues, including social inequalities, constraints to agricultural and industrial growth, and the revolution in the services sector. The coursework will emphasize on a set of readings, classroom interactions and debates.

Course Content

This course discusses the various phases in India’s development transition. They include the economic changes during the colonial period, development under the planning regime, the transition from state to markets in India, 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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