Fall 2015 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations, South Asia Studies|
This course examines Indian history from the vantage point of present-day concerns. Weekly themes to be investigated include nationalism, democracy, gender, caste, village and forest, religion, popular culture, urbanization, sovereignty, demographics, economic development, and the armed forces.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(SAST-MN)(SISP-Hist Conc)
Amitav Ghosh, IN AN ANTIQUE LAND
Rudyard Kipling, KIM
Rabindranath Tagore, GORA
Flora Annie Steel, ON THE FACE OF THE WATER
Salman Rushdie, SATANIC VERSES
Pandita Ramabai, THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED STATES
Katherine Mayo, MOTHER INDIA
Suketu Mehta, MAXIMUM CITY: BOMBAY LOST AND FOUND
William Dalrymple, THE LAST MUGHAL
Nirad Chaudhuri, AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN UNKNOWN INDIAN
E. M. Forster, PASSAGE TO INDIA
...and other readings TBA
Films will include: Shatranj ke Khilari, Lagge Raho Munna Bhai, Mississippi Masala, Monsoon Wedding, East is East, Bride and Prejudice, Bend it Like Beckham, Gandhi, Ghare Bhaire [Home and the World], Lagaan, The Rising, Junoon, Passage to India, The Man Who Would be King, 1942 a Love Story
|Examinations and Assignments: |
2 papers, weekly blackboard film comments, midterm, and final examinations.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students should reserve Wednesday evenings, 7-10 p.m., for film viewings every week. This is mandatory. Class will NOT meet on Wednesday morning, 10:00-10:50.
This course counts toward the South Asia Studies certificate as both a Historical Inquiry course and Contemporary Society and Practice course. It may, thus, also be considered a Gateway Course for the South Asia Studies certificate.
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