Modern South Asia|
Spring 2022 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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||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(SAST-MN)(SISP-Hist Conc)
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.
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Four 3-page papers analyzing the readings/viewings, weekly response posts, discussion, map quiz
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