Symbiosis International University Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts

Indian Political Thought

Faculty Course Type Credits Prerequisites Semester
Sulakshana Sen Major/Minor 4 Pol. Sci. Major/Minor 3


This paper will trace Political Philosophy of Indian political thinkers from the ancient period till the twentieth century

 Course Objectives 

  1. It will help the students to discover the traditional political philosophy that forms the basis of the Indian Constitution, as well as its various domestic and foreign policies
  2. The paper will also enable the students to relate to and gain a deeper insight into the Indian polity, in context of its political philosophy

 Teaching Methodology 

  1. Interactive class discussions on every concept. Small class size
  2. Use of articles, news clipping, videos, etc. to further explain concept i.e. enable a practical understanding of the concept.
  3. Evaluations are conducted throughout the semester to ensure that the students’ learning outcomes are appraised. 


Students are expected to –

  • Complete all required reading for each scheduled class as per the course outline,
  • Actively participate in class activities and discussions, and
  • Complete all evaluative processes for successful course completion!