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Module II. Civil War
Rohit Goel
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H. Masud Taj
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Pia Brancaccio

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Yoga and Tantra
The Legends Of Nathasiddhas
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Module II. Civil War

26 Oct - 23 Nov '18 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm

The phenomenon “civil war” has animated philosophers, statesmen, and citizens since ancient Greece. What is the difference between conflicts within the family (“feuds”), within the polis or nation-state (“civil wars”), and between nations of the world (“wars”)? Do we have a theory of civil war? If so, what is it? If not, should we come up with one? How so? This ten-session seminar series traces the history of the concept of “civil war” from ancient Greece, through the Roman Empire and the Crusades, amidst colonialism, during the Cold War, up until our humanitarian present. We will explore the changing meanings of “civil war” through these periods and examine their social, cultural, and political consequences. Key texts will be David Armitage’s recent book, Civil Wars: A History in Ideas and Giorgio Agamben’s Stasis: Civil War as a Political Paradigm. We will also consider the modern and contemporary scholarship on “civil wars” in the social sciences, treating cases such as America, Sri Lanka, and Lebanon. The course aims to provide students a foundational theoretical and empirical understanding of human conflict and violence over time.

Course Requirements:
Attendance is strongly encouraged. Students should come to class having read the assigned material and prepared to discuss it. Theoretical Foundations (TF) is a Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate Course. Students who successfully attend 75% of each of three modules over the course of TF’s two-year cycle are eligible for a Postgraduate Certificate. Those who successfully attend and complete a 10-12 page essay each of three modules are eligible for a Postgraduate Diploma. And, those who successfully attend and/or write for one or two modules are eligible for a Certificate of Completion.

October 26th, 27th, November 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 12th, 20th, 21st, and 23rd, 2018
Timings: 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Registration Fee:
Rs. 7,500/- (Participation with 75% attendance)
Rs. 10,000/- (Participation with 75% attendance, and writing required)

How to apply:
You are required to submit photocopies of your bio and last degree certificate at our center after filling in the enrollment form. Course fees are accepted only in cash, or cheque in favor of 'Jnanapravaha'


Rohit Goel

Rohit Goel is Academic Director at Jnanapravaha and a PhD Candidate in Political Science and Lecturer at the University of Chicago. His dissertation, “War and Peace in Lebanon,” employs Marxist and psychoanalytic methods to examine the history of Lebanese nationalism. He received a BA in Social and Political Thought from Harvard University and an MPhil in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge.


Registration Fees: Rs. 10000/-



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