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Course Descriptions: Spring 2014 - HTY 108: India: Identities and Changes

Instructor:  Ngo-Vinh Long

Time:  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; 12:10 – 1:00 pm

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A survey of the social, economic, cultural and political life of India from prehistoric times to the present. Key periods, especially since the later half of the 19th century, and main themes will be emphasized.

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Students will learn about the development of the various religions and the important roles they play in the social, economic, cultural and political life of India and the South Asian region. In this connection, the development of social, economic and political institutions and their impacts on the inhabitants of the region during various periods will be analyzed. For the modern period, the nature and consequences of the various forms of Western colonialism and imperialism on India and the South Asia region will be studied. Finally, an overall assessment of the position of India in the modern world will be given.  

 

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