• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
Revolutions, Rebellions and Reforms: Histories of Resistance in India (ASIA2273)

As histories of India continue to be written and rewritten, this course will explore the history and politics of India through characterizations of ideologies and movements of resistance. The course will examine a few key historical and political events that have been essentially understood as either revolutions, rebellions or reforms. It will bring together different discourses and languages that constitute the event and dismantle them to help us understand the processes of historiography. While the course centrally addresses the question of ‘doing history’, it will also undertake a detailed study of particular moments of resistance.

The course will tentatively address the following set of events: the 1757 Battle of Plassey, the 1857 Mutiny/First war of Independence, the 1835 educational reforms, the Anti-Sati Act and Gandhi’s Satyagraha.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the events identified as revolutions, rebellions and reform
  2. Identify and evaluate the significance of these events in framing the histories of India
  3. Critically discuss the different languages of resistance that are employed by different groups speaking of the same event/issue
  4. Evaluate the legitimacy of historical sources employed in writing histories of resistance
  5. Demonstrate competent use of sources to write histories of resistance.

Indicative Assessment

Undergraduate:

 

 

Contribution to discussion

 

10%

Term End report

3000-3500

40%

2 short assignments. Each assignment must include

i) written report of 1500 words 15%
ii) presentation 5%
iii) Q &A 5%

1500

25% each

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Workload

The course is being delivered from Monday 7 July to Thur 17 July, fours hours per day. 

Prescribed Texts

Readings will be provided on Wattle.

Majors

Fees

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3234
2006 $3240
2007 $3240
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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