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"The India Story" Seminar
 
Programme - Governance

DAY SEVEN:

SESSION I A. The evolution of Indian Governance


  • Some early theorists.

    • Bheeshma’s dialogue with Yudhisthira on kingship & governance, Mahabharata around 600 BCE.

    • Kautilya’s Arthashastra 321 BCE.
  • The British Raj

    • Colonization and unification of splinter states into a greater India.

    • The Indian Civil Service – its working procedure, Objectives and an assessment of its Strengths / weaknesses under Imperial rule.





SESSION I B. Governance in Modern India


  • The roots of Democracy.

  • The Indian Constitution. A comparative study with its US counterpart. The Indian Constitution as an instrument of Social Change- Universal Franchise, Reservation in Parliament etc.
  • Making Democracy work. The Indian election as the largest logistical exercise in the world with no comparisons. The story of 55 years of electoral evolution. Coalition Politics in India.

SESSION I C. Modern India’s Economic Challenges

The changing Economic scenario

  • The Mixed Economy beginnings

  • Raising Life Expectancy from 29 years in 1900 to 61years in 2000. Raising Food Production to completely eradicate Famines.

  • Problems in 1991
  • The Liberalization & Globalization of the Indian Economy

  • Economic forces that will shape the next 50 years.
 
 

SESSION II LEGAL SYSTEM


  • The founding roots of India's jurisprudence.

  • Golden Milestones

  • Details of India's present Legal System

  • Present status of court cases

  • Today's challenges

  • Intellectual Property

  • Patents and Copyrights

  • Global trade

  • IT cases

  • International treaties


 


SESSION III Viewing a one act play or a movie.


 
 


 

Days: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21