Fall 2023 Middle East UN2042 section 001

South Asia at the Crossroads of Empires

S. Asia Crossroads of Emp

Call Number 10724
Day & Time
TR 10:10am-11:25am
C01 Knox Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Isabel Huacuja Alonso
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

In this course we will study the late colonial and early post-colonial periods of South Asian history together. Some of the events we will cover include: the climax of anti-colonial movements in South Asia, WWII as it developed in South and Southeast Asia, the partition of British India, the two Indo-Pakistan wars, and the 1971 Bangladesh War. While we will read selected secondary literature, we will focus on a range of primary sources, including original radio broadcasts and oral history interviews. We will also study artistic interpretations of historical developments, including short stories and films. In this course, we will strive to remain attentive to the important changes engendered by colonialism, while simultaneously recognizing the agency of South Asians in formulating their own modernities during this critical period. We will also seek to develop a narrative of modern South Asian history, which is attentive to parallel and/or connected events in other regions.

Web Site Vergil
Department Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Enrollment 20 students (29 max) as of 10:07AM Saturday, May 25, 2024
Subject Middle East
Number UN2042
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20233MDES2042W001