Social Interventions

This course enables students to understand deliberated and strategic actions for social change by analysing the subjects, sites and modes/​modalities of social action.

Who are the actors – non-state, state and civil society – who have contributed to its success? In this course, we look at how actions of social change and the key ethical and political considerations that have shaped them, in the hope that you will have the energy for possible and imagined futures. We speak of social intervention here as processes and deliberate attempts that have challenged and changed the status quo and inequalities within it to reimagine citizenship. We look at cases of change made for people or subjects – across genders and caste and occupation – or in different places or sites – land, forests, water or governance – or through modalities such as state programmes, philanthropy and NGOs