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HIS 356 Modern South Asia (3 credits)

The nation-states of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal and the Maldive Islands (and sometimes Afghanistan)—comprise incredible diversity of language, culture, religion, art, dress, architecture, and cuisine. This course places the region into historical, political and socio-economic context. It offers a thematic and chronological study of modern South Asia with thorough examinations of the British colonial period, the movements for independence and the social activism that grew out of them. The course will then examine selected topics in contemporary South Asia including gender, caste, minorities, territorial/ sovereignty conflicts, popular culture and film, development economies, and the South Asian diaspora.