Modern India (HIST*3070) | College of Arts

Modern India (HIST*3070)

Code and section: HIST*3070*01

Term: Winter 2023

Instructor: Jesse Palsetia


Method of Delivery: 

The class format will entail in-class lectures twice a week. In the case of a change in circumstances it will be offered as a virtual course.

Course Synopsis:  

‘Modern India’ is a study of the history of modern India from the 18th century to the present day. It examines the major themes and issues on the subject including: the nature of British power in India, Indian reactions to imperialism, socio-religious movements and change in society, the birth of nationalism and the nation-state in South Asia, civil society and social issues in a developing nation, regionalism, foreign policy and India’s place in the twenty-first century.

Methods of Evaluation and Weights:

  • 25% Midterm Test         
  • 35% Research Paper 
  • 40% Final Exam

Required Texts:

Barbara D. Metcalf and Thomas R. Metcalf, A Concise History of India. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, latest edition. 

Courselink provided readings

**Please note: This is a preliminary web course description only. The department reserves the right to change without notice any information in this description. The final, binding course outline will be distributed in the first class of the semester.**