21H.157 The Making of Modern South Asia

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Explores the political, social, and economic history of South Asia from the 18th century to the present day. Topics include colonial rule; anti-colonial movements; nationalism and the creation of modern India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh; the post-colonial nation state; social movements; religious identity; involvement of the United States in the region; and economic development. Students develop an understanding of the current successes, failures, and challenges facing the people and states of contemporary South Asia from a historical perspective.

This class has no prerequisites.

21H.157 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by S. Aiyar.

Lecture occurs 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 4-146.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

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