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Introduction to Modern South Asia


Indian sub-continent from prehistoric times to the present. Focuses on contributions of Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, and Islamic traditions; history of British rule; origins of Indian nationalism; rise of independent India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. 

Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies Historical Thought distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies History distribution requirement.
Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.
Satisfies interdisciplinary minor requirement in South Asian studies.