Introduction to South Asia


A two credit course called ‘Introduction to South Asia’ is compulsory for all first year MA students (and MPhil/PhD students who have not taken it earlier). This semester it is being offered to Sem II students of Economics, International Relations, Legal Studies and Sociology. Students must choose one of the following options:

  1. Introduction to South Asian Economies

  2. Legal Systems of South Asia

  3. The Sociology of Everyday Life

  4. South Asia in the Popular Imagination

  5. Role of Civil Society in Law and Governance in South Asia

Students cannot choose a course offered by their parent department, i.e., students of Economics cannot opt for ‘Introduction to South Asian Economies’; LLM students cannot opt for ‘Legal Systems of South Asia’ and students of Sociology cannot opt for ‘The Sociology of Everyday Life’. Options at No 4 and 5 are open to all students.


Please list the above options in order of preference in the form provided and submit it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. latest by Saturday, 13th January 2018. Each course will not take more than 25 students. Allocations will be made on a first-come-first-served basis so early birds are likely to get the courses that they have opted for while all others will have to settle for their second or third choice.


Details of all the courses are given above. Please go through the options offered carefully before filling the attached form and submitting it.

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