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Fall 2021 Middle East UN2042 section 001
South Asia at the Crossroads of Empires
S. Asia Crossroads of Emp

Call Number 14050
Day & Time
Location
MW 8:40am-9:55am
C01 Knox Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Isabel Huacuja Alonso
Type LECTURE
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 18 students (25 max) as of 9:00PM Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Subject Middle East
Number UN2042
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20213MDES2042W001

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