Harvard University,  FAS
Spring 1998

History 1893

South Asia in the 20th Century

Ayesha Jalal (Columbia University)

Catalog Number: 9376
Half course (spring term).
Tu., Th., at 11.

A survey of politics, economy, and society in late colonial India, offering 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, the history of development, the shifting balance between central and regional power and the ongoing clash between so-called secular and religiously informed ideologies.

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