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Spring 2013-2014
* HIS 317 (HA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

The Making of Modern India and Pakistan

Gyan Prakash

An exploration of three major themes in the history of India's and Pakistan's emergence as nation-states: colonial socio-economic and cultural transformations, the growth of modern collective identities and conflicts, and nationalism. Topics covered include: trade, empire, and capitalism; class, gender and religion; Gandhi, national independence, and partition; and post-colonial state and society.

Sample reading list:
Metcalf & Metcalf, A Concise History of India
Hossain, Sultana's Dream
Gandhi, Hind Swaraj
Prakash, Mumbai Fables

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 150-175 pages reading per week - about 5-6 hours preparation.

Take Home Mid term Exam - 20%
Take Home Final Exam - 40%
Papers - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
P/D/F option is not available to History concentrators..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42163 L01 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T Th   McCosh Hall   62   Enrolled:35 Limit:50
43970 P01 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   McCosh Hall   B22   Enrolled:6 Limit:12
43971 P02 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   McCormick Hall   272   Enrolled:11 Limit:12
43972 P03 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th   McCosh Hall   B11   Enrolled:12 Limit:12 Closed
43973 P04 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   McCosh Hall   B11   Enrolled:6 Limit:12
43474 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled