History of Post-colonial South Asia

Parna Sengupta
Carleton College


This course will examine the transition from the colonial to the post-colonial state in South Asia. It will examine the various historical "traces" of colonial rule in the policies of various post-colonial nations.

Course Size:
less than 15

Institution Type:
Private four-year institution

Course Context:

This is an upper-division history course that has no prerequisites. However, most students have some familiarity with historical methods and/ or South Asian history.

Course Content:

This history course covers the transition from colonialism to the post-colonial state in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. It is an explicitly interdisciplinary approach that uses anthropology, literature and sociology to help illuminate the history of the period.



Syllabus (Acrobat (PDF) 47kB Feb18 09)

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