ASST 221 Spring 2014 The Making of Modern South Asia: 1750-1950 CE

Cross Listed as INST221, HIST221
This course will focus on the history of South Asia with the aim of providing an overview of the political and social landscape of the region from the end of the Mughal Empire through British colonial rule and the Partition of India and Pakistan. We will explore a range of themes including the rise of colonialism, nationalism, religion, caste, gender relations, and the emergence of modern social and political institutions on the subcontinent. In addition to reading key texts and primary sources on the specific themes, the course will also involve regular screenings and discussions on important, related films.
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: class participation, map quizzes, response papers (2 pages), short paper (6-8 pages), final exam
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Prerequisites: none; open to all
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: HIST Group B Electives - Asia
Enrollment Limit: 40
Expected Enrollment: 20-25
Class Number: 3966
ASST221-01(S) LEC Making of Modern South Asia Division 2: Social Studies Aparna Kapadia
MR 1:10 PM-2:25 PM Schapiro Hall 137 3966
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