SN2232



South Asia:Poverty, Inequality, Power

This module explores linkages between economic and political structures in South Asia, the social organization of production in village and town, and the impacts of technological and demographic change. The focus is on poverty, inequality and social exclusion, as well as relationships of power and the exercise of force and violence. Topics covered include: peasant societies, migration, urbanization, industrialization, environmental degradation, ethnic conflict, women and gender disparity, working children, the state and the black economy. It is taught from basics without requiring any prior knowledge of economics, politics or South Asia, and is open to students of all disciplines.

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