HIST 266:  Modern South Asia

This course provides an overview of the history of modern South Asia from the colonial to the post-colonial period. This course will explore the end of Mughal rule, British colonialism, Indian responses to colonial rule, and the impact of colonialism in the region. We will cover the emergence of Indian nationalism, the Partition of the subcontinent, and the contemporary political dynamics of the three main countries (India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh). Special attention will be given to issues of gender, religion, communalism, and economic underdevelopment. [SS, GM2]. Prof. Kanjwal