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Changes In Dalits' Political Influence 2000-2010

This research opportunity requires good academic judgment regarding the importance of published articles and their significance for on-going research on Indian politics. About 1/6th of India’s population are Dalits. [They were formerly known as Untouchables.] An immense amount has been written about them, including a great deal of polemical literature. With the help of previous CURCA-sponsored students, relevant articles from the respected Economic and Political Weekly have been identified and summaries prepared for most. The recipient of the CURCA award will be expected to read the as-yet unread and unsummarized articles, and prepare summaries of their contents. Detailed guidelines will be provided, including examples from the previous grant winner.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Political Science, Sociology, History, Social Work
Student Skill-Set Needed: At least junior standing, prior understanding of or experience with Indian culture helpful, ability to write clearly and concisely
Compensation: Academic Credit
Available: Fall


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Claude Welch
Title: Professor
Department: Political Science
Office: 520 Park
Phone: 645-8434