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South Asian History

HISA 3003

Twentieth-Century South Asia

Spring 2017

In 2017, India will celebrate 70 years of independence. This course covers the leading social and political developments and dynamics of this largest democracy on earth over the course of its entire post-independence history. Specifically, after tracing the country's formation in the anti-imperialist struggle of 1918-1947, the course will address the consolidation of democracy in the country's early decades under the leadership of Jawaharlal Nehru and his Congress Party; it will then move on to discuss the emergence of the current political landscape beginning in the 1970s. 

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


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