INST 221 Spring 2015 The Making of Modern South Asia: 1750-1950 CE

Cross Listed as ASST221, HIST221
This course focuses 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 historical primary sources on the specific themes, we will also work with a variety of multimedia sources including films, short stories and website content. One objective of this course is to introduce students to the different political and social processes that led to the creation of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh; another is to teach students to think critically about the significance of history and history writing in the making of the subcontinent.
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: class participation, response papers (2-3 pages), two short essays (4-5 pages), midterm and final exams
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Prerequisites: none; open to all
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: HIST Group B Electives - Asia,INST South + Southeast Asia Studies Electives
Enrollment Limit: 40
Expected Enrollment: 20-25
Class Number: 3225
INST 221 - 01 (S) LEC Making of Modern South Asia Division 2: Social Studies Aparna Kapadia
MR 1:10 PM-2:25 PM Hollander 040 3225
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