The Making of Modern South Asia

Women washing clothes, men gathered in groups, a flight of stairs ascending up from the riverbank.

On the banks of the river Ganges. (Image courtesy of Rana Banerjee.)

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MIT Course Number

21H.571

As Taught In

Fall 2006

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Description

Survey of Indian civilization from 2500 BC to present-day. Traces major political events as well as economic, social, ecological, and cultural developments. Primary and secondary readings enhance understanding of this unique civilization, and shape and improve understanding in analyzing and interpreting historical data. Examines major thematic debates in Indian history through class discussion.

Roy, Haimanti. 21H.571 The Making of Modern South Asia, Fall 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/history/21h-571-the-making-of-modern-south-asia-fall-2006 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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