Modern South Asian History OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate History Course on Modern South Asia by MIT

Published Feb 06, 2009

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Students enrolled in MIT's 'Modern South Asian History' OpenCourseWare project will learn about Indian civilization from 2500 BC to the present day. Topics to be covered include major political events and social, cultural, economic and ecological developments. This OpenCourseWare is helpful to those pursuing an undergraduate program in History.

Modern South Asian History: Course Specifics

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Modern South Asian History: Course Description

'Modern South Asian History' is taught by Professor Haimanti Roy and is for students with an interest in the history of South Asia. The course focuses on the social, economic, ecological and cultural developments of India. Specific topics to be covered include religion and castes, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, Indian Ocean trade, life and times during the 18th century and regionalism versus nationalism. The course includes a mid-term examination, final exam two critical essays and a 1-page response paper. The response paper can be about anything related to South Asia, a book, a film or a work of art that the student wishes to cover.

Selected readings and related resources are available for download for free online. If you are interested in taking this course, please visit the modern South Asian history homepage.

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