• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course aims to introduce the major issues in the history of modern South Asia from the mid 19th century. The focus is the interaction of religion, culture and history in the formation and development of the nations of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Students will develop the critical tools to understand how cultural identities relate to contemporary issues in South Asia and to analyse current political events in their historical contexts. We will explore the events, people and ideas that shaped modern South Asia from the mid 19th century to the present. The course will also discuss the evolution of Indian diasporic communities in the late 20th century and their relations with the Indian sub-continent.

Indicative Assessment

Tutorial participation (20%) Essay (50%) Exam (30%)

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Workload

32 contact hours per semester

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 36 units of any courses.

Prescribed Texts

Metcalf, Barbara D. and Thomas R., A Concise History of Modern India, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, 2006

Preliminary Reading

Khilnani, Sunil, The Idea of India, updated edition, New Delhi: Penguin, 2004.

Majors

Minors

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
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
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