King's College London

Arts and Sciences Cross-School Initiatives

Modern India


Strand Campus


London, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The programme will explore the specific characteristics of modern India by connecting theory and practice at a concrete level. The themes students can study include India’s democratic politics, contemporary history, environmental contexts and entrepreneurial forms, security issues and dilemmas of secularism, urban and public health problems, varieties of cultural production and consumption, economic growth and diverse social change, the role of India's media and consequences of India's science and technology policy choices. The programme is built around two core courses, which aim to develop students' awareness of, on the one hand, the working of political power and the changing social and economic order in India, and, on the other, the deep historical forces that shaped the Indian subcontinent both before and after independence and partition in 1947: Modern India I. Political Power and Social Order in Historical Perspective Modern India II. State, Society, and Economy since 1947 Students take additional options from one of six thematic strands, but also have access to a range of external modules offered by departments across the Schools of Arts & Humanities and Social Science & Public Policy.


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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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