POL319 Politics of South Asia
Module Convenor: TBC
Description: South Asia is home to almost one in every four people alive today. It is the world’s fastest-growing region and boasts the world’s largest democracy. Yet it also contains one-third of the world’s poor, and societies divided by religion, caste, class, language, gender, and region. This course will provide an in-depth survey of the politics, political economy, and international relations of the major South Asian countries: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. By the end of the course, students will be able to contribute to key debates on democratization, economic development, identity politics, and nuclear-armed conflict in the region.
Connected course(s): Compulsory for: None
Assessment: Group presentation - 15 minutes, (20%), Op-ed -1000 words (30%), Essay- 2000 words (50%)