21H.571 The Making of Modern South Asia

As taught in: 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.)




Prof. Haimanti Roy

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.