History 385 (201) India From Raj to Republic

Instructor(s)

Term

2

Course Level

Undergraduate

Credits

3

Description

An exploration of the social, political, and economic factors behind the rise of the East India Company as a major political power in India, the formation of a colonial society, competing responses to British rule from within Indian society, the struggle for independence, and the legacies of partition across South Asia. Special attention is put on the intersection of high politics and everyday life to offer a more nuanced understanding of the recent history of the world’s largest and most diverse democracy (formerly: India since 1800, 6 credits).