Course Details

HIST 161: From Mughals to Mahatma Gandhi: An Introduction to Modern Indian History

An introductory survey course to familiarize students with some of the key themes and debates in the historiography of modern India. Beginning with an overview of Mughal rule in India, the main focus of the course is the colonial period. The course ends with a discussion of 1947: the hour of independence as well as the creation of two new nation-states, India and Pakistan. Topics include Oriental Despotism, colonial rule, nationalism, communalism, gender, caste and race. No prior knowledge of South Asian History required.
6 credits; HI, IS; Offered Spring 2022; A. Khalid