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Introduction to Modern India

Term
Course Number
SAST 001 601
Course Code
SAST001601
Course Key
73891
Day(s)
Monday
Wednesday
Time
5:15pm-6:45pm
5:15pm-6:45pm
Instructor
CANNON, BRIAN T
Secondary Program
Fulfills
History & Tradition Sector (All Classes)
Course Description
This introductory course will provide an outline of major events and themes in Indian history, from the Mughal Empire in the 16th century to the re-emergence of India as a global player in the 21st century. The course will discuss the following themes: society and economy in Mughal India; global trade between India and the West in the 17th century; the rise of the English East India Company's control over Indian subcontinent in the 18th century; its emergence and transformation of India into a colonial economy; social and religious reform movements in the 19th century; the emergence of elite and popular anti-colonial nationalisms; independence and the partition of the subcontinent; the emergence of the world's largest democracy; the making of an Indian middle class; and the nuclearization of South Asia.
Crosslistings
SAST001601