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PSIR - Strategy, resources & discussion

Hi peeps. Let’s do this!

1. Previous papers from 2009 (both papers are in the same PDF):here

2. Topic-wise PYQs: here 

3. Look for PDFs of books here: b-ok.cchttp://libgen.rs/archive.org

4. Model answers from SR:here 

5. OnlyIAS notes, if you need extra matter for a few topics:here 

6. SR notes, typed:politicsforindia.com

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Where is everyone doing Gramsci and Arendt from besides SR notes?

If I can remember Mam's notes, that will be sufficient for me. So I won't refer to anything more. 

Besides, you can refer to last year's mam crash course notes of Hannah Arendt. 

I found that the version of the SR notes I have didn’t have any scholars per se, which is why I asked.

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Where is everyone doing Gramsci and Arendt from besides SR notes?

If I can remember Mam's notes, that will be sufficient for me. So I won't refer to anything more. 

Besides, you can refer to last year's mam crash course notes of Hannah Arendt. 

I found that the version of the SR notes I have didn’t have any scholars per se, which is why I asked.

Hannah_Theory.pdf

Refer it

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Where is everyone doing Gramsci and Arendt from besides SR notes?

If I can remember Mam's notes, that will be sufficient for me. So I won't refer to anything more. 

Besides, you can refer to last year's mam crash course notes of Hannah Arendt. 

I found that the version of the SR notes I have didn’t have any scholars per se, which is why I asked.

Hannah_Theory.pdf

Refer it

Link is not working I guess?

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@LetsGetThisBread plato.stanford- I'm sure I did Arendt from there, not so sure about Gramsci. I might have done Gramsci from Nelson (or not, marxists.org has some good articles on individual topics, like Role of Intellectuals) but now I just refer to my notes for both.


LetsGetThisBread,
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Anyone has idea about any book/coaching material related to model answers/hints for previous year questions of PSIR?
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Anyone has idea about any book/coaching material related to model answers/hints for previous year questions of PSIR?

None of them is worthy enough. Better you make your own model answer for every genre of syllabus. 

Muffin,TheSherlock
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Has anyone answered this one- "How does the social structure of India impact the course and direction of its foreign policy?"
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Also, this one "Federal units are critical in the making of India's foreign policy. Examine wrt the role of West Bengal vis-a-vis Bangladesh" This was asked for 15 marks in 2014. I know some points- in contemporary context- Teesta Agreement under UPA regime was stalled by coalition partners from Bengal; in historical context- India's intervention in the 1971 war was also influenced by Pan-Bengali feelings.

What other points can you think of?
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Also, this one "Federal units are critical in the making of India's foreign policy. Examine wrt the role of West Bengal vis-a-vis Bangladesh" This was asked for 15 marks in 2014. I know some points- in contemporary context- Teesta Agreement under UPA regime was stalled by coalition partners from Bengal; in historical context- India's intervention in the 1971 war was also influenced by Pan-Bengali feelings.

What other points can you think of?

1.    Sub continent countries – historical and cultural relations, deep cultural linkages, ties felt across border – states play role as any action against those communities influence people in home country : Sri lanka due to TN – voting against sri lanks in matters concerning human rights.

Recent Myanmar issue – center kept coming with notice to not allow people who were on run from Myanmar , stll the cultural and brotherly ties of Mizoram and Manipur – people across borders were accomdated – due to popular support – impacts reln with junta govt in Myanmar.

2.    Boundary linkages : Teesta water – state with popular support influence decision making as any change in the boundary have impacts – security, cultural (influx of citizens), resources etc

3.    Our relns with middle eastern countries – large amounts of Indians from southern states, any policy deciison that might have impact over the people out there won’t be preferred by people of kerala and other states- states have an impact.

4.    The recent khatarpur corridor – Punjab had played impt role, even its ministers were sent for inauguration- there were news report that opp asking Punjab govt to put pressure on central govt to again open khatarpur corridor – the decision perse to have the corridor even when reln was not good was somehow influenced by Punjab.

I can think only of these. 

whatonly,ToBeDiplomat
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Also, this one "Federal units are critical in the making of India's foreign policy. Examine wrt the role of West Bengal vis-a-vis Bangladesh" This was asked for 15 marks in 2014. I know some points- in contemporary context- Teesta Agreement under UPA regime was stalled by coalition partners from Bengal; in historical context- India's intervention in the 1971 war was also influenced by Pan-Bengali feelings.

What other points can you think of?

1.    Sub continent countries – historical and cultural relations, deep cultural linkages, ties felt across border – states play role as any action against those communities influence people in home country : Sri lanka due to TN – voting against sri lanks in matters concerning human rights.

Recent Myanmar issue – center kept coming with notice to not allow people who were on run from Myanmar , stll the cultural and brotherly ties of Mizoram and Manipur – people across borders were accomdated – due to popular support – impacts reln with junta govt in Myanmar.

2.    Boundary linkages : Teesta water – state with popular support influence decision making as any change in the boundary have impacts – security, cultural (influx of citizens), resources etc

3.    Our relns with middle eastern countries – large amounts of Indians from southern states, any policy deciison that might have impact over the people out there won’t be preferred by people of kerala and other states- states have an impact.

4.    The recent khatarpur corridor – Punjab had played impt role, even its ministers were sent for inauguration- there were news report that opp asking Punjab govt to put pressure on central govt to again open khatarpur corridor – the decision perse to have the corridor even when reln was not good was somehow influenced by Punjab.

I can think only of these. 

Good points. I meant to ask about the "West Bengal vis-a-vis Bangladesh" part though..

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Good points. I meant to ask about the "West Bengal vis-a-vis Bangladesh" part though..

Oh. Well West Bengal and Bangladesh even I am aware of only those two points. Maybe others will have something to add on these. 

Edit : If I would have to answer these questions I would have focused more on the first part and as the question asked about explaining wrt to west bengal and bangladesh I would have mentioned these two points more specifically .

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Good points. I meant to ask about the "West Bengal vis-a-vis Bangladesh" part though..

Oh. Well West Bengal and Bangladesh even I am aware of only those two points. Maybe others will have something to add on these. 

Edit : If I would have to answer these questions I would have focused more on the first part and as the question asked about explaining wrt to west bengal and bangladesh I would have mentioned these two points more specifically .

You will have to detail more about Bengal-Bangladesh relation though

sstarrr,
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Also, this one "Federal units are critical in the making of India's foreign policy. Examine wrt the role of West Bengal vis-a-vis Bangladesh" This was asked for 15 marks in 2014. I know some points- in contemporary context- Teesta Agreement under UPA regime was stalled by coalition partners from Bengal; in historical context- India's intervention in the 1971 war was also influenced by Pan-Bengali feelings.

What other points can you think of?

Paradiplomacy - No longer seen as an obstacle but the driver of growth and resource management.

West Bengal can have better paradiplomatic relations with Bangladesh and Bhutan than an MEA official stationed at the country’s capital (Harsh Pant)

Teesta water agreement, 100th CAA, 1971 War - State parties role

Mango Diplomacy - Dhaka sent mangoes to Bengal to strengthen the cultural relation

Cultural pocket and regionalism will help in linking diaspora, driving the foreign relation.

States division in MEA is limited to economic issues while there is a vast scope of political and strategic ties with Bangladesh, considering the danger lurking with China-Bangladesh relations. 

Federalization of India foreign policy - Needed especially in sizeable countries like India

HOWEVER, According to Prof. S.D. Muninarrow domestic interests should not come in the way of strategic national interests.

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How much time SR takes to finish paper 1 part a?its been 2 months and we are at marx.



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sstarrr,
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@Plato641 Hi, I am in the same class as you are. I remember her saying in her first lecture perhaps that she could potentially spend about 2 and a half months on Western Political Thought.
That means that this is probably her pace of doing things. 


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@MarcusA haha ok


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(Not any advertisement) I got a coupon of a 70% discount through the Edukemy PSIR scholarship test for the "Foundation course of 2022". Anyone wants it, Please take it for free from me. Some needy will get the help as its of no use to me currently. 

Anyone planning to take him up on this beware that the Edukemy PSIR test series has been my worst experience out of the 3 that I've joined. I get that they're new so they might get better year by year but they're currently pretty shitty.

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(Not any advertisement) I got a coupon of a 70% discount through the Edukemy PSIR scholarship test for the "Foundation course of 2022". Anyone wants it, Please take it for free from me. Some needy will get the help as its of no use to me currently. 

Anyone planning to take him up on this beware that the Edukemy PSIR test series has been my worst experience out of the 3 that I've joined. I get that they're new so they might get better year by year but they're currently pretty shitty.

Yes, chances would be there...New coaching takes time to establish..Shubra mam or Piyush sir would be always more reliable for the next 2-3 years at least

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Hey mates,

I had some queries regarding PSIR notes of Shubhra Ranjan ma'am. (might sound silly though:p)

 

I have been considering buying the notes from her site. But when I researched a bit I found the 2019 pdf versions online and I find it pretty difficult to read. I could also find some unboxing videos (photocopied ones) on YouTube. Although the texts looks fine I'm concerned about its completeness of the syllabus. Also many pages seems like already underlined by some person. So, I was wondering if the original notes are any better ( legibility of handwriting and neatness) or they both the same. Can somebody please guide me on this?

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