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Democracy and Development in India

June 29 to July 3 (9.00 am - 11.00 am)

India is the world’s largest democracy. The establishment and survival of democracy in such a highly diverse, poor, unequal and  illiterate country flies in the face of most conventional theories of democratization. Yet in as much as democracy in India is hailed as a triumph, critical human development challenges loom. Despite a rise in economic growth in recent years, India’s social indicators remain abysmal. India has the world’s largest number of malnourished children. It is home to almost 40% of the world’s total illiterates. This course analyzes these key questions of democracy and development with a focus on a wave of important new scholarship on these topics. 

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