|Certificates: International Relations, South Asia Studies|
This course examines Indian history from the vantage point of present-day concerns. Weekly themes to be investigated include nationalism, democracy, gender, caste, village and forest, religion, popular culture, urbanization, sovereignty, demographics, economic development, and the armed forces.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (SISP-Hist Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: (If discrepancies exist between major readings in Wesmaps and the results generated by the Text Book Information link, defer to the readings posted in Broad Street Books.)|
Text Book Information
Sunil Khilnani, THE IDEA OF INDIA
Katherine Boo, BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS
Aditya Nigam and Nivedita Menon, POWER AND CONTESTATION: INDIA SINCE 1989
...and other readings and viewings TBA
|Examination and Assignments: |
Midterm, two five-page papers, final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
All readings to be done prior to class. Papers must be submitted on time. Penalty for late submission of work: 1 letter grade per day. Work is considered at least one day late if it is not submitted by the deadline.
|Instructor(s): Pinch,William R. Times: .M.W.F. 10:00AM-10:50AM; Location: PAC002; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 2||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 6||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 2||SO: 10||FR: 5|
|Web Resources: Moodle|