Modern South Asia|
Fall 2021 not offered
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: |
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(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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