Middle India and Rural-Urban Development explores the socio-economic conditions of an ‘India’ that falls between the cracks of macro-economic analysis, sectoral research and micro-level ethnography.
From Governor Generals to Freedom Fighters to Rhodes Scholars and everything in between Oxford University has a rich history of engaging with South Asia, with South Asianists and South Asians.
In 2008 Oxford created the multi-disciplinary MSc in Contemporary India. It was the first such degree in the world and now offers India-focused courses in Anthropology, Political Economy, Human Development, International Relations, Environment, Politics and Research Methods.
South Asian Studies more broadly hosts a number of distinguished research projects, organises seminars, and provides a base for visiting scholars.
Oxford’s MSc in Contemporary India’s alumnus, Raghu Karnad (MSc CI 2008-2009), launched his book The Farthest Field: An Indian story of the Second World War at Blackwells Bookshop on Tuesday 23rd June (his essay on this theme was runner up for the Bodley Head/Financial