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As you are asking for Delhi University B.A. (HONOURS) Political Science program syllabus so I am providing same here :

Paper I Colonialism in India
Course Objective: The purpose of this course is to help the students understand Indias
colonial past. The importance and relevance of understanding this past is the fact that the
roots of many political institutions and ideas, social and economic structures that are central
to politics in India today can be traced back to this past. The course seeks to achieve this
understanding by studying colonialism in India from different perspectives that reveal
different facets of colonialism in India: social-economic, political, religious, legal, and
I. Imperialism and colonialism (12 Lectures)
1. Brief History: Global and Indian
2. Main Perspectives on Colonialism: i. Liberalism ii. Marxism iii. Post-colonialism
II. Foundations of Colonial Rule in India (10 Lectures)
1. Consolidation of British power: Police and Civil Administration
2. Legal Foundations of the Colonial State: Issues related to the sovereignty and relations
with British Parliament and major constitutional developments
III. Economy and Society (12 Lectures)
1. Impact on Agriculture, land relations and ecology
2. Deindustrialization Debate
IV. Religion and Society (12 Lectures)
1.Colonial Ideology of Indian Improvement/civilizing mission: Orientalists and the
Anglicists (Utilitarians and Missionaries)
2. Shaping Communities: Census and Enumeration
3. Colonialism and the Gender question
V. Education (6 Lectures)
1. Teaching the Colonial Subject: Education
2. The New Middle Class
VI. Early Indian Responses (8 Lectures)
1. Peasant and Tribal Uprisings
2. The 1857 Rebellion

Delhi University B.A. (HONOURS) Political Science program syllabus

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