• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Meera Ashar
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Summer Session 2022
    See Future Offerings

This course will be delivered online for summer session 2022.

This course will introduce students to the myriad visions of South Asia that have been expressed through historical, social, economic, political, religious and cultural movements and debates over the past three centuries. It will focus on the crucial question: what is South Asia? In the multiplicity of dynamic and often ephemeral answers, the course will offer glimpses of the many Indias, Pakistans, Sri Lankas, and so on that reside in peoples imaginations.


It will begin during a critical period of the British Raj and survey the complex processes, events and ideologies that went into the shaping of the nations and regions of South Asia. It will follow the progression of colonialism and the emergence of anticolonial and national movements as well as struggles that slipped under the radar of popular national movements. The course will explore the violent moments of Independence and the contending aspirations of the newly minted nation-states.


 Apart from opening up the world of South Asia to students, this course will also foray into questions of what it means to study Asia in the contemporary world. It will explore ways to understand the transformations the region has been undergoing.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of key events, social formations, and conceptual tools used to comprehend South Asian history
  2. Identify the main controversies in South Asian history and the evidence and arguments that are applied to those debates.
  3. Evaluate the changing role of colonialism in contemporary historical debates
  4. Apply critical skills in the identification and use of historical sources

Other Information

This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Contribution to discussion (10) [LO 1]
  2. 2 short assignments (to include an article summary and book review, 500 words each) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Written report of 2000-2500 words (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Presentation (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  5. Q & A (15) [LO 1]

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

Two hours lectures and one hour tutorial each week.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

Readings will be provided on Wattle.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4980
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1556 10 Jan 2022 24 Jan 2022 04 Feb 2022 14 Feb 2022 Online N/A

Responsible Officer: Registrar, Student Administration / Page Contact: Website Administrator / Frequently Asked Questions