History 273 (101) History of India
“History of India” is a sweeping survey that covers some 4,500 years of history across a region that today comprises eight nation-states and is home to more than 1.5 billion people. It traces 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.