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HIST 1111 – South Asia and the Indian Ocean: 2500 BCE – Present

(3 credits – TG) 4 hours lecture

This course is an introduction to the history of South Asia from approximately 2500 BCE to the creation of the independent states of India and Pakistan in the mid-twentieth century. Topics to be examined include state formation, social and religious developments, trading world of the Indian Ocean, the impact of Islamic and European states and economies, modes of reaction to colonial rule, the construction of communal identity, and the course of nationalism.