Fall 2015 not offered
|Certificates: South Asia Studies|
Mohandas K. Gandhi's life has been the subject of enormous historical, philosophical, and artistic reflection. "The Mahatma" continues to be a touchstone for religious activists, political theorists, and social reformers. In this sophomore seminar, we will seek to understand the man himself, his transition from Mohandas to Mahatma, and the history that surrounded him. We will learn in the process about the historian's craft, including how to find sources, use a library, and build an argument.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Gandhi, AUTOBIOGRAPHY, OR THE STORY OF MY EXPERIMENTS WITH TRUTH
Chatterji (trans. Lipner), ANANDAMATH, OR THE SACRED BROTHERHOOD
Amin, EVENT, METAPHOR, MEMORY: CHAURI CHAURA, 1922-1992
Markovitz, THE UNGANDHIAN GANDHI
Gandhi (and Parel), HIND SWARAJ AND OTHER WRITINGS
Lelyveld, GREAT SOUL: MAHATMA GANDHI AND HIS STRUGGLE WITH INDIA
(and other readings TBA)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Five two-page response papers and a fifteen-page research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
All readings to be done prior to seminar session to facilitate class discussion. Papers must be submitted on time. Penalty for late submission of work: 1 letter grade per day. Work is considered at least one day late if it is not submitted by the deadline.
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