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War in India, 1757-1857

HIST 327
Spring 2008 not offered
Certificates: International Relations
Course Cluster: Southern Asia Studies

This seminar will examine the rise of British military power in the Indian subcontinent, with a focus on the Indian sepoys who formed the backbone of the Bengal Army between 1757 and 1857. The course will begin with a consideration of the early modern military revolution in world history, followed by a series of introductory monographs on the military and social history of India between 1500 and 1860. We will then turn to the figure of the sepoy (from the Persian/Urdu SUOAGU soldier) and the cataclysmic events of the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857, including its rapid explosion into a populist north Indian rebellion against British rule.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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