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DHP P262: Contemporary South Asia

Course Description

Organized along both historical and thematic lines, the course surveys politics, economy, and society in late colonial India and offers a comparative historical analysis of state structures and political processes in post-colonial South Asia, particularly India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Among the themes considered are the reasons for the partition of 1947, the nature of the colonial legacy, the origins of democracy and military authoritarianism, history of development, the shifting balance between central and regional power, the ongoing clash between so-called secular and religiously informed ideologies, and the impact on interstate relations in the subcontinent.

Course faculty: Ayesha Jalal
Course duration: Full semester
Credits/Units: 3.0

Spring 2020

Faculty: Ayesha Jalal
Room: Mugar 235
Day(s): Tuesday
Time: 3:20 pm - 5:20 pm
SIS number: 24336

Final Exam

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Spring 2021

Faculty: Ayesha Jalal
Room: Isobe Room (Mugar 251f)
Day(s): Wednesday
Time: 3:20 pm - 5:20 pm

Final Exam

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