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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Fall 2006



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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.

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Haimanti Roy. 21H.571 The Making of Modern South Asia. Fall 2006. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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