Research at CeMIS
The research programme of the Centre addresses issues of rapid political and economic transformation and development in the context of a linguistically, ethnically, and religiously diverse democratic society. It focuses on the post-independence period and, particularly, on the period from the 1980s to the present.
Our work examines the interrelation of modern India's economic development with its socio-cultural fabric and its political-legal framework. The following questions are addressed: How is diversity intertwined with sustainable development, political conflict and social cohesion? And how do these themes interact within a pluralistic democratic polity? Due to far-reaching theoretical and methodological implications of these questions, CeMIS adopts a fittingly inter-disciplinary approach.
Research at CeMIS is conducted by the members of the discipline-oriented research groups:
- Modern Indian History
- Indian Economic Development
- Indian Religions
- State and Democracy in Modern India
- Society and Culture in Modern India
CeMIS also boasts a postdoctoral research lab:
Our central interdisciplinary Research Clusters are:
- Metamorphoses of the Political
- Inequality and Diversity
- Labour and Capital in Modern India
- Media and Public Spheres
CeMIS Archival Projects:
- Repository of labour regulations in India now online
- Digital Archive "The Long Emergency. Media and Democracy in India"