PST100 | Social Transformation

Course Information

  • 2023-24
  • PST100
  • Master's Programme in Public Policy
  • I
  • Nov 2023
  • Core Course

This course aims at a comprehensive assessment of social transformation as a progressive approach in achieving universal human development, respecting human rights, promoting equality, and empowering the ‘people’ to pursue the opportunities and choices they value. The structure of the course is built upon the approaches and discourses deliberated in the course for understanding transformative constitutionalism (been part of previous trimester). Thus, viewing social transformation as a collective process this course engages with the ideas of social change, social movement, and social dynamism from the lens of the Law, democratic representation, cultural normativity, and public policy. At the core of the course lies an academic engagement with the markers of social inequality and historical marginality in the Indian context such as caste, tribe, religion, etc. This course through its engagement with these categories hopefully open out a way of thinking about the larger question of social transformation.


Dr. Aniket Nandan

Assistant Professor, Sociology