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Introduction to History: Gandhi and the Raj

HIST 186
Fall 2017
Section: 01  
Certificates: Muslim Studies, South Asia Studies

The "Raj"---India's subjection to Britain in the 19th and early 20th centuries---was the world that gave rise to Mahatma Gandhi, and the world that Gandhi subsequently overturned. In this "introduction to history" course, students will examine the making, unmaking, and remaking of the Raj, and Gandhi's central role in that process. We will begin with the Rebellion of 1857 and end with the assassination of Gandhi in 1948, a year after the Partition of British India into the independent nation-states of India and Pakistan.

This is an Introduction to History course intended especially for first- and second-year students who are interested in the past and, perhaps, who are even (though not necessarily) contemplating history major. As such, it will introduce students to the discipline by reflecting on the nature of historical evidence, how to use an archive, and how to craft a historical argument.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on SEP-24-2017
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