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2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HS 3920 - Modern South Asia

This course will survey the history of the nations of modern South Asia – that is, the history of the contemporary nations of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and Myanmar (Burma) – in the years since 1600. While much of the course will focus on pre-1947 India, attention will also be given to the post-independence period and to other nations. The thematic emphases will be on the collapse of the pre-European Mughal Empire, the establishment of British imperial rule in the Indian subcontinent, the growing opposition to that rule which culminated in independence in 1947, and the establishment and maintenance of the modern nation-states of the subcontinent.