The modern South Asian Politics (E19)

Course content

The course provides a general introduction to the government and the political relations between state and society in South Asia. During the course students will become acquainted with the political systems of the South Asian countries and introduced to discussions about democracy, nationalism and the state, economic development, pluralism and identity politics.

The course combines a general introduction to the countries with a number of cross-cutting themes (see thematic outline below). The lessons will combine short lectures with group work and student presentations. Apart from the general reading and preparations for the course, there will be one or two small home assignments to complete.


Curriculum for the BA programme in Modern India and South Asian Studies, the 2015 Curriculum

Curriculum for the Elective Studies in Modern India and South Asia Studies, the 2019 Curriculum

Learning outcome

BA 2015-ordning:
Det moderne Sydasiens politik (aktivitetskode HIAB00831E)

BA Tilvalg 2019-ordning:
Moderne Indien og sydasienstudier realia 1 (aktivitetskode HIAB10121E)

The lessons will be based on a mix of short lectures, student presentations, and class/group discussions.

To be announced in Absalon


Type of assessment
Criteria for exam assessment

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 84
  • Preparation
  • 328,5
  • English
  • 412,5