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MGP-003 Gandhi’s Social Thought

By Dr. Rukshana Zaman   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
The aim of this course is to facilitate students to participate creatively in all aspects of peace studies, peace-building in conflict and post-conflict societies. Understanding Gandhian approach to peace from the interdisciplinary perspective and comprehend Gandhi’s views and perceptions on economic, social, political, environmental, and development, related issues. To provide opportunities to the learners for higher studies in the area of theoretical and applied Gandhian Studies, Peace, Conflict Management, and Social Regeneration.

Course Credit - 4

Learners enrolled: 680

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 15 Jul 2020
End Date :
Exam Date :
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Level : Postgraduate

    COURSE LAYOUT

    BLOCK-I - TRADITION AND MODERNITY
    Unit-1 - Gandhi’s Views on Social Change
    Unit-2 - Critique of Indian Social Order
    Unit-3 - Varnashrama Dharma
    Unit-4 - Critique of Modernity

    BLOCK-II - RELIGIOUS HARMONY
    Unit-5 - Hindu-Muslim Amity
    Unit-6 - Communalism
    Unit-7 - Reforms in Religions
    Unit-8 - Truth is God

    BLOCK-III - SOCIAL EMPOWERMENT
    Unit-9 - Gandhi’s Views on Women
    Unit-10 - Gandhi’s Views on Depressed Classes
    Unit-11 - Gandhi’s Views on Children and Youth
    Unit-12 - Gandhi’s Views on Labour

    BLOCK-IV - SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
    Unit-13 - Gandhi’s Views on Health
    Unit-14 - Gandhi’s Views on Education
    Unit-15 - Gandhi’s Views on Language
    Unit-16 - Gandhi’s Views on Nature and Environment

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Dr. Rukshana Zaman

    Indira Gandhi National Open University

    Within the ambit of Social Anthropology, Dr. Zaman’s research interests are ethnicity, identity, ethnic conflicts, anthropology of performance mainly dance, visual anthropology, gender studies and social institutions.

     

    Her quest with the study of identity and ethnicity began while she was working on her doctoral thesis on “Odissi Dance and The Construction of Oriya* Identity”. In her doctoral work she had looked at identity as perceived and constructed by the Odia community. The struggle to enlist Odissi dance as a classical dance form of India brought together the intelligentsia and the dance gurus of Odisha. The creation of ethnic identity was seen in the reconstruction of the dance form. The gestures and postures from the walls of the Konark temple, the dances of the Maharis (temple dancers known as Devadasi in other parts of India) of Jagannath, Puri and the Gotipua (male dancers dressed in female attires) were reconstructed to give shape to the dance repertoire. In the years to follow she had taken forward the study of ethnicity and identity in her research works on autoethnography. Her auto-ethnographical accounts extensively dealt with the idea of ethnicity and identity, how it has been constructed within the Muslim communities living in Assam.


    A President’s Awardee for service as a girl guide, she also holds a bachelor’s degree in Odissi Dance.


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