ANS 346N • History and Culture of India Since 1750
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
This course will deal with the history, culture, and politics of India during the period of British rule, the nationalist movement and independence. We will pay special attention to cultural ideas, the interaction of religion and politics, and the careers of a number of nationalist leaders, including Mahatma Gandhi. Recent developments in India and Pakistan will be covered, as far as possible, at the end of the course.
Requirements for the course include map assignments, 2 book reports, a mid-term exam and a final. Percentages for the grade: papers 25% each, midterm 20%, final 30%.
Thomas and Barbara Metcalf, A Concise History of India Sugata Bose and Ayesha Jalal, Modern South Asia Stephen Hay, ed., Sources of Indian Tradition, Vol. II Thomas Metcalf, Ideologies of the Raj A choice of novels for the book reports