Fall 2017 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations, South Asia Studies|
This course examines the history, culture, and politics of India since Independence in 1947. We will begin with the trauma of Partition and the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, and end with the rise of Narendra Modi and the "Hindu Right." The approach will combine chronology with investigations of key themes, including caste, class, gender, language, war, separatism, development, dislocation, environment, and religion.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(HIST-MN)(SAST-MN)(SISP-Hist Conc)
Sunil Khilnani, THE IDEA OF INDIA
Ramachandra Guha, INDIA AFTER GANDHI
Joseph Schwartzberg, ed., HISTORICAL ATLAS OF SOUTH ASIA [online and in Olin Reference section]
Plus additional readings of primary sources (speeches, memoirs, letters, treatises) and films made available online/reserve
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Midterm, two five-page papers, final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
All readings to be done prior to class. 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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