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Introduction to Modern Indian Political Thought

NPTEL and Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati via YouTube


Course abstract: Modern Indian political thought is one of the fascinating areas of scholarly debates and discussions in contemporary India. It also signifies a shift away from excessive reliance upon Eurocentric views, methods and concepts to study and interpret Indian society and its politics. The major objective of this course is to introduce the students to some of the key modern Indian thinkers and their ideas which helped in shaping the society and politics of modern India.


Introduction to Modern Indian Political Thought [Introduction Video].
Introduction to the Course.
Raja Rammohan Roy :Religious reforms.
Raja Rammohan Roy: Modern education.
Raja Rammohan Roy: Freedom of Press.
Rabindranath Tagore :Nationalism.
Rabindranath Tagore :Cosmopolitanism.
Rabindranath Tagore: Idea of Man.
Aurobindo Ghosh : Self.
Aurobindo Ghosh : Community and Religion.
Vivekananda : Introduction.
Vivekananda : Revitalisation of Indian life.
Mahatma Gandhi: Introduction.
Mahatma Gandhi: Hind swaraj and Critique of Modern Civilisation.
Mahatma Gandhi:India of His Dreams.
Muhammad Iqbal :Community.
Muhammad Iqbal : Religion and Nation.
Savarkar: Introduction.
Savarkar: Hinduism and Hindutva.
Jawaharlal Nehru: Discovery of India.
Jawaharlal Nehru: Secularism.
Jawaharlal Nehru:Internationalism.
B.R. Ambedkar: Introduction.
B.R.Ambedkar: Caste.
B.R.Ambedkar:Liberal Democracy and Constitutional Morality.
Pandita Ramabai: Introduction.
Pandita Ramabai:Gender and Caste.
Rammanohar Lohia: Introduction.
Rammanohar Lohia: Caste and Class.
Rammanohar Lohia: Views on Indian Languages.

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NPTEL IIT Guwahati



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  • Sivapriya H R
    It was nice class.i liked it. Very informative sessions. Knowledgeable about the subject. Thanks for this sessions.

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