Course Description

South Asian History

HISA 1501

Introductory Seminar in South Asia

The British Conquest of India
Fall 2016

In the eighteenth century, simultaneous with the American crisis that led to the American War of Independence, the British Empire was dramatically changing half-way around the world in Eastern India. Through a selection of primary and secondary courses, this course examines the transformation of the British Empire as a force in world history, one that resulted from decisions made to embark upon a new form of imperialism in the East. 

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Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904


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