Italy, Turin

Politics, Development and Social Change in Contemporary India

when 3 July 2017 - 7 July 2017
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 350

In response to the growing interest in India in the era of globalisation the Department of Culture, Politics and Society, University of Turin, is pleased to announce the third edition of the Summer School on “Politics, Development and Social Change in Contemporary India”.

The School aims to offer in-depth knowledge of key aspects of politics, economy and society in contemporary India through a multidisciplinary approach. Important recent trajectories of social change – as well as continuity – will be explored, encouraging critical reflection among students. In particular, the 2016 edition will provide an analysis on India’s development trajectory in the past two decades, with a specific attention to the interrelation of crucial issues such as poverty and inequality, the agrarian question and land conflicts, labour informalisation and pauperisation. These issues will be explored against the background of the most significant political transformations that occurred in the era of globalisation.

The programme is a learning experience made unique by the diverse mix of participants and instructors. The School’s teaching staf brings together internationally distinguished scholars on contemporary India, committed to providing scientifically rigorous classes.

Course leader

Matilde Adduci and Tommaso Bobbio

Lecturers: Jayati Ghosh and C.P. Chandrasekhar (Nehru University, Delhi), Christophe Jaffrelot (SciencesPo Paris), Alessandra Mezzadri and Subir Sinha (SOAS, London), Jan Breman (University of Amsterdam), Barbara Harri

Target group

Any student or professional willing to explore the complex facets of the politics, development process and social change in globalizing India will be welcome.

Fee info

EUR 350: For BA, MA and Phd students, upon proof of enrolment in a University institution. Student status will be extended to applicants who graduated in March 2016 or later and who are not currently employed with a full-time open-ended employment contract. Fees cover tuition and working materials.
EUR 450: For professionals.


FREETORINO: 10 scholarships covering accommodation expenses in Torino for participants who live outside the Province of Torino. Those who are awarded a FREETORINO scholarship will be lodging at one of Torino’s student halls from July 2nd to July 8th