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EPS-03 Modern Indian Political Thought

Block-1 Background of Social and Political Thoght

  • Unit-1 Colonial Intervention in Society, Economy and Polity -
  • Unit-2 Modern Indian Political Thought : Issues and Approaches

Block-2 Socio-Political Reform in the 19th Century India

  • Unit-3 Introduction
  • Unit-4 Raja Ram Mohan Roy
  • Unit-5 Justice M.G. Ranade
  • Unit-6 Gopal Krishna Gokhale

Block-3 Militant Nationalism

  • Unit-7 Introduction -
  • Unit-8 B.G. Tilak -
  • Unit-9 Sri Aurobindo -
  • Unit-10 Bhagat Singh

Block-4 Colonialism, Caste Order and The Tribal Societies

  • Unit-11 Colonialism, Caste Order and Tribal Movements -
  • Unit-12 Jyotiba Phule (1827-1890) -
  • Unit-13 E. V. Ramaswami Naicker -
  • Unit-14 Dr. B.R. Ambedkar -
  • Unit-15 Anti-Colonial Tribal Movements In India

Block-5 Politics and Religion in Modern India The Interface

  • Unit-16 Introduction -
  • Unit-17 Swami Dayanand Saraswti, Swami Vivekananda and V.D. Savarkar -
  • Unit-18 Sir Syed and Ahmed Khan, Mohammad Iqbal, M.A. Jinnah and Abdul Kalam Azad

Block-6 Gandhism Evolution and Character

  • Unit-19 Concept of Swaraj, Satyagraha and Critique of Western Civilization -
  • Unit-20 Sarvodaya and the Gandhian Alternative -
  • Unit-21 Gandhian Social Reform : Bhudan Movement

Block-7 Nationalism and Social Revolution-I (Socialism)

  • Unit-22 Introduction -
  • Unit-23 Jawaharlal Nehru -
  • Unit-24 Subhash Chandra Bose -
  • Unit-25 Political Thought of JP and Narendra Dev -
  • Unit-26 Rammanohar Lohia

Block-8 Nationalism and Social Revolution-II (Communists)

  • Unit-27 Introduction -
  • Unit-28 Communists and the Indian National Movement (1925-47) -
  • Unit-29 M.N. Roy - Marxism and Radical Humanism -
  • Unit-30 Contemporary Marxist Thinking (Indian) -
  • Unit-31 Nationalism and Social Revolution - An Overview

EPS-07 International Relations

Block-1 Understanding International Relations

  • Unit-1 Why Study International Relations? Scope and Approaches -
  • Unit-2 Some Concepts : Imperialism, Nationalism, Fascism, Revolution -
  • Unit-3 Some Concepts : State System, Power, National Interest, Security

Block-2 Inter-War Period

  • Unit-4 World War I : Clauses, Events and Consequences -
  • Unit-5 Bolshevik Revolution and its Impact

Block-3 Cold War Period

  • Unit-6 World War II : Causes and Consequences (Emergence of Super Powers) -
  • Unit-7 Cold War : Meaning, Patterns and Dimensions -
  • Unit-8 Non-Aligned Movement
  • Unit-9 Arms Race and Nuclear Threat -
  • Unit-10 Disarmament and Peace Movement -

Block-4 Emergence of the Third World

  • Unit-11 Colonialism & Patterns of National Liberation Movements -
  • Unit-12 Features of Third World States

Block-5 End of the Cold War and its Aftermath

  • Unit-13 The Gulf War -
  • Unit-14 Distintegration of the Socialist Bloc -
  • Unit-15 Perspectives on the Changing World Order -

Block-6 Institutions and Organisations

  • Unit-16 Restructuring of the U.N. System -
  • Unit-17 Globalisation of the Economy - IBRD, IMF and WTO -
  • Unit-18 Regional Organisations : European Union, ASEAN, APEC, SAARC, OIC and OAU

Block-7 Issues in Development

  • Unit-19 Environment and Sustainable Human Development -
  • Unit-20 Human Rights and International Politics -
  • Unit-21 Ethno-National Conflicts/Patterns and Dimensions -
  • Unit-22 International Terrorism -
  • Unit-23 Revolution in Communication Technology


 EPS-09 Comparative Government and Politics

Block-1 Comparative methods and Approaches

  • Unit-1 Nature, Scope and Utility of Comparative Study of Politics-
  • Unit-2 Comparative Method and Strategies of Comparison -
  • Unit-3 Institutional Approach -
  • Unit-4 Systems Approach

Block-2 National Movement and Anti-colonial Struggles

  • Unit-6 Ideology, Social Bases and Programmes of National Movements -
  • Unit-7 Patterns of Anti-Colonial Struggles -
  • Unit-8 Dynamics of State Formation in Colonial Era -

Block-3 Society, Economy and State

  • Unit-9 Social Structures and Stratification -
  • Unit-10 Class Formation -
  • Unit-11 Social Bases of State Power -
  • Unit-12 Development Strategies

Block-4 Classification of Political Regimes

  • Unit-13 Modes of Classification of Political Regimes -
  • Unit-14 Democratic and Authoritarian Regimes -
  • Unit-15 Civilian and Military Regimes -
  • Unit-16 Secular and Theocratic Regimes -

Block-5 Institutions and Forms of Government

  • Unit-17 Organs of Government : Executive, Legislature and Judiciary
  • Unit-18 Unitary and Federal Systems : Patterns and Trends in Federal Systems -
  • Unit-19 Republicanism

Block-6 Patterns of Political Participation and Representation

  • Unit-20 Party Systems -
  • Unit-21 Pressure Groups -
  • Unit-22 Electoral Process

Block-7 Social Movements

  • Unit-23 Trade Union Movement -
  • Unit-24 Peasants -
  • Unit-25 Women's Movement -
  • Unit-26 Environment -
  • Unit-27 Human Rights Movements

Block-8 Globalisation and The Developing World

  • Unit-28 Globalisation: Background and Features -
  • Unit-29 Impact of Globalisation on Developing Societies -
  • Unit-30 Globalisation and the Response of the Developing Countries



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