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Undergraduate Course: India 1700 - 1947: Raj, Rebellion and Ryot (HIST10039)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaHistory Other subject areaSouth Asian Studies
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course will provide an introduction to the history of South Asia from the late seventeenth century up to the Independence of a 'post-orientalist' and 'subaltern' perspective. The focus will thus be on the new revisionist interpretations of lkate Mughal India, and on the effects of subsequent developments on the lives of ordinary Indians, including the effects of the advent of colonial rule over two-thirds of the subcontinent. The second half of the course will engage with the struggle for independence and the associated religious, cultural and socio- economic changes of the late colonial period. It will include with an examination of the holocause of India's Partition, which apart from its death doll of one million, saw the largest single mass migration in human history.

The Indian subcontinent is approximately the same size and equally, if not more, diverse than Europe and host to one of the world's oldest civilisations. It has also played a crucial role in premodern and modern history and today encompasses one fifth of humanity. The emphasis of this course will be on India culture and politics of the early modern and colonial period, integrating these where appropriate with the study of changes in the society and political economy. All of these elements will be examined with the emphasis on indigenous perspectives, illustrated whereever possible with documents, films and writing from within the subcontinent, and in the light of recent research.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements A pass or passes in 40 credits of first level historical courses or equivalent and a pass or passes in 40 credits of second level historical courses or equivalent.
Before enrolling students on this course, Directors are asked to contact the History Honours Admission Secretary to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 503783).
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should have at least 3 History courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses. Applicants should note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum does NOT guarantee admission.

** as numbers are limited, visiting students should contact the Visiting Student Office directly for admission to this course **
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
To provide an understanding of early modern and colonial Indian history based upon recent research and a useful background for those intending to go on to study the 4MA History course on Gandhi and Popular Movements in India.
Assessment Information
One essay of about 3000 words (one third of overall assessment); one two-hour examination paper (two-thirds of overall assessment).

Visiting Student Variant Assessment
When this course is taught in Semester 1, the Visiting Student assessment will be:
One essay of about 3000 words (one third of overall assessment); one take home examination essay (two-thirds of overall assessment).

If taught in Semester 2, the assessment is as detailed for full year students.
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KeywordsRaj Reb & Ryot
Course organiserDr Akhila Yechury
Course secretaryMs Marie-Therese Rafferty
Tel: (0131 6)50 3780
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