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HIST 100.04 Gandhi, Nationalism and Colonialism in South Asia 6 credits

Open: Size: 15, Registered: 13, Waitlist: 0

Olin 102

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11:10am12:20pm11:10am12:20pm12:00pm1:00pm
Synonym: 65549

Brendan P LaRocque

The struggle for independence from colonial rule in the Indian subcontinent involved a wide array of nationalist movements, prominently including the struggle led by M. K. Gandhi, who forged a movement centered on non-violence and civil disobedience which brought down the mighty British empire. We will study this alongside numerous other powerful nationalist currents, particularly those based on Islamic ideas and symbols. A significant part of the course will involve a historical role-playing game, Reacting to the Past: Defining a Nation, wherein students will take on roles of actual historical figures and recreate a twentieth century debate about religious identity and nation-building in the colonial context.

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