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Sareeta Bipin Amrute
SISSA 490
Seattle Campus

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Technology in Modern India

This course investigates the role technology has played in Indian social and political life since Independence. General readings will be used as a springboard at intervals during the course to discuss theoretical approaches to the study of technology. The role technology has played in the history of India from the late colonial period through independence, as exemplified in the writings of Gandhi and Nehru, will inaugurate class discussion. The rest of the quarter will be devoted to case studies of the use of technology in India from 1947 to the present day. Questioned addressed in class will include: how has the use of technology shaped the Indian nation-state? What is the meaning of technology in a post-colonial context? What is the relationship between technology and democratic politics in India?

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Sareeta Bipin Amrute
Date: 11/09/2008