Modern South Asia|
This course examines the history of South Asia since the 1940s. Using a combination of memoir, history, and film, we examine key forces that have shaped South Asian postcolonial modernity, including religious nationalism, caste, language, war, migration, separatism, democracy, and economic development.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(SAST-MN)(SISP-Hist Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Yasmin Khan, THE GREAT PARTITION: THE MAKING OF INDIA AND PAKISTAN;
Sunil Khilnani, THE IDEA OF INDIA;
Aparna Vaidik, MY SON'S INHERITANCE: A SECRET HISTORY OF LYNCHING AND BLOOD JUSTICE IN INDIA;
V. S. Naipaul, INDIA: A MILLION MUTINIES NOW.
Additional analytical and primary sources readings (speeches, memoirs, letters) and Hindi-Urdu films (e.g., Garam Hawa, Lagge Raho Munna Bhai, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Khamosh Paani) available online.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Four 3-page papers analyzing the readings/viewings, weekly response posts, discussion, map quiz
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|Instructor(s): Pinch,William R. Times: .M.W.F. 09:50AM-10:40AM; Location: FEAS SEM; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 17||SR major: 1||JR major: 1|| || |
|Seats Available: 4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 7||FR: 6|
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