Dec 02, 2020  
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts (Admitted Fall 2019/Spring 2020) 
    
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts (Admitted Fall 2019/Spring 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 365 - History of India: Medieval to Modern

4 credits
This course covers medieval to modern history of India, surveying classical to colonial modes of social order through Independence (1947), with selective post-colonial materials.  Major topics include the shift from governance by imperial divine right to the colonialist empire, the project to redefine India as a nation, Gandhi’s theories of non-violent resistance and self-rule, women’s status and participation in defining modernity, partition and Kashmir, and post-colonial identity and priorities.  The course engages a rich variety of primary materials, such as traditional legal treatises, courtly chronicles, fine art and monuments, speeches, and documentary film to study major developments in medieval to modern history of India. Equivalent: REL 365 .  CLA-Breadth/Interdisciplinary, CLA-Diversity International



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