The Making of Modern South Asia

Term: 

Spring 2017, Fall 2017

Req: 

HASS-S, HASS-E

Level: 

Introductory

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.

Spring 2017 taught by Lecturer Mircea Raianu.