History 273 (101) History of India

Instructor(s)

Term

1

Course Level

Undergraduate

Credits

3

Description

(HIST 273 formerly titled “Major Issues in South Asian History.”) This course offers a sweeping survey of Indian history from its ancient civilizations to the formation of the modern nation-states of South Asia. Particular attention is put on the changing conditions of everyday life, the development of religious thought and practice, the evolution of political ideology and action, and the making of India’s diverse social orders across time.  HIST 273 will introduce students to the methods of historical practice, including primary-source analysis, historical writing, library and research skills, and public history.