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HIST 294: Modern India

Term: Spring

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements: F3 Asian Studies Elective

Major Requirement: History of Asia
This course surveys the history of South Asia following the collapse of the Mughal Empire in the early eighteenth century through the
post-colonial period of the late twentieth century. Focus is on political, religious, and socio-economic developments such as the post-
Mughal political order; the origins and nature of the British Raj; nationalism and the struggle for independence; religious revival and
political identity; partition and its aftermath; and the post-colonial order in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. (Course offered in alternate

Prerequisites: none.