21H.571 The Making of Modern South Asia

Fall 2006

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.)

Course Highlights

This course features several lists of important identification terms for the readings.

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.

Recommended Citation

For any use or distribution of these materials, please cite as follows:

Haimanti Roy, course materials for 21H.571 The Making of Modern South Asia, 2500 BCE - 2005CE, Fall 2006. MIT OpenCourseWare (http://ocw.mit.edu/), Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Downloaded on [DD Month YYYY].

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Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session