of varying nature are inevitable and a part of the socio-political
reality of contemporary societies. South Asia is a tumultuous region
which occupies a prominent place in the global map of conflicts.
Religion, language, caste, ethnicity and issues of autonomy and
sub-nationalism are the faultlines which in varying dimensions
feed into a cycle of conflicts in India. In the geographies of
conflict, it is quite difficult to work with individuals, groups and
communities without involving oneself with the most serious concerns
affecting their life in communities. The course on Society, Conflicts
and Peace Processes is designed to enable students to analyse and
appreciate the complexity of socio-political situations which result
in conflicts of varied nature. Students will also engage critically
with theories of conflicts and will develop their understanding of
the theoretical resources available in the area of conflict and peace
studies. The course attempts to make the students of social work more
informed about varied causes and consequences of conflicts and
prepares them to engage in societal processes with a sense of
commitment for enduring peace. It also aim to develop some practice
skills in various methods of conflict transformation and processes.
To help students to examine the causes of conflict along with the changing nature of conflicts in modern societies
To familiarize students with various socio-political conflicts in India emanating from issues surrounding religion, caste, ethnicity and nationality
To introduce various theories of Conflicts and Violence and its critical analysis
To help understand the role of local, national and international organizations in conflict transformation and peace processes by strengthening their knowledge and skills in conflict assessment, mediation, negotiations, peace audit etc.
- Teacher: P. K. Shajahan