Course Description

South Asian History

HIUS 2003

History of Modern India

Fall 2015

To be offered by Nabaparna Ghosh, who will be joining us in the fall.  Her e-mail address is:  Please contact her directly with questions.

A survey course, major topics include conflict and accommodation in the Indo-Islamic world; change and continuity under colonial rule; competing ideas on the shape and substance of a new India; and the Partition of the subcontinent in 1947.

Required text: 

A History of Modern India by Ishita Banerjee Dube


Other required readings consisting of primary and secondary sources will be placed on collab. Films will also be used.

Course requirements include attendance and active participation in class (15%); a book review (20%); a midterm exam (25%); and a final exam (40%).

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


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