Catherine H. Warner
The Islamic impact, British conquest, and contemporary India. Emphasis on the rise of nationalism, social organization, and contemporary life and history. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 202.
Major political, social and cultural developments in the Indian subcontinent from 1500 to the present. The course will span the formation of the Mughal empire, the British empire and the creation of independent nation-states after 1947. Situates political history within social change in the areas of caste, family and group identity. Also considers intellectual trends over this period, spanning devotionalism (Bhakti), reform movements under colonial rule, nationalism and post-colonialism, with an emphasis on reading the words (in translation) of South Asians who lived through and shaped historical change.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture and discussion
No prerequisites or background knowledge necessary.
Class assignments and grading
Reading responses, short papers, essay exam.
Participation in class and written assignments.