Modern India

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Modern India

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    18 200-level HIST or ARTH points

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The history of modern India from when the British secured control over the sub-continent to independence in 1947.
    An examination of the making of modern India. In addition to introducing key historical figures such as Gandhi, it explores economic and social change, shifting cultural patterns, religious movements, struggles against British colonialism, and nationalist movements.

    Learning Outcomes
    -An understanding of the major shifts in Indian society
    -Knowledge of the nature and consequences of colonialism and nationalism
    -A recognition of India's changing place in the world and the ability to recognise and evaluate a range of disciplinary and intellectual perspectives on India

    Course materials will be made available electronically.

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