J234 International Reporting: India
The restless republic: Emerging India is being shaped by an aspiration-fuelled demographic change that is redefining politics, the economy, society, nationalism, even insurgencies. With more people under 30 than any other nation in the world, the old, eternal India is being swept aside with unanticipated speed. Riding on greater mobile-phone connectivity, television, mobility and migration, aspiration has become the country’s defining mood.
Yet, India has more poor, malnourished and poorly educated people than any other nation. The course will discuss how these two opposing forces are playing out against each other in a country that, while globalizing, is clinging to and adapting ancient traditions to the new world. The course will have a special focus on issues related to aspiration, poverty, reform, technology and religion. It will also explore how the world’s other emerging markets can be compared with its largest democracy.
Restrictions and Prerequisites:
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- Location: B-1 North Gate
- Time: 6:00-7:30 T and 5:00-6:30 Th
- CCN: 48144
- Section: 1
- Units: 4
- Fee: No
- Enrollment Limit: 12