2013 - 2014
Undergraduate Catalogue

HS380  History of South Asia in the Twentieth Century     (3.00 cr.)

Prerequisite: HS101. Focuses principally on India and to a lesser extent her immediate yet important neighbors--Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Burma. Deals with issues like the freedom struggle against the foreign rule of the British, French, and Portuguese; the growth of nationalism and political parties; social emancipation; the presence of stalwarts like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Muhammad Jinnah; the role of religions and religious activity; the Partition of 1947; economic growth; foreign policy; technological progress; and the growing South Asian cultural and literary world. GT/IA

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