Introduction

Module Description

This module provides for a multifaceted understanding of the heterogeneous Indian community in contemporary Singapore by straddling the fields of history, ethnicity, faith, culture, diaspora, political economy and foreign policy. By apportioning this multidisciplinary module to three themes, that is, (a) theories and concepts of domestic politics and foreign relations; (b) business networks, social groups and cultural interconnections; and (c) religious diversity of Indians in Singapore society, it combines both theory and empirics to better appreciate the rich and diverse Indian cultural heritage observable in Singapore as well as comprehend the multidimensionality of Singapore-India relations. Field trips and dialogues with policymakers and stakeholders are particular highlights of this module.

Module Schedule

Classes are on Monday and Wednesday from 12 to 2pm.