HIST 2750 History of Modern India

HIST 2750 History of Modern India (also ASIAN 2275) (GHB) (HA-AS, HST-AS) (EC-SAP) (HAN)

Monday and Wednesday: 9:05-9:55 plus instructor-led Discussion

Professor Durba Ghosh

This introductory course is a broad survey of the history of the Indian subcontinent from remnants of the Mughal empire through the end of the British empire into the postcolonial present.  Prominent themes include the emergence of nonviolent protest, religious and regional identities, ethnic rivalries, social reform and the “woman question,” deindustrialization, nationalism and the place of democracy and militarism in a region that includes two nuclear powers, India and Pakistan.

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