HIAB0100EU Introduction to Modern India and South Asia’s History, Culture, and Society 1 (E22)

Volume 2022/2023
  • Curriculum for the BA programme in Modern India and South Asian Studies, the 2019 Curriculum
  • Curriculum for the Elective Studies in Modern India and South Asia Studies, the 2019 Curriculum

The course introduces the students to the early and modern history of South Asia as a region and to the formation of the separate nation-states that characterise the subcontinent today. Besides creating an overview of the larger strokes of the regional formations throughout Indian and South Asian history, the course integrates cases that show the relevance of past events and their interpretations for present day identity formations. Through class interaction and minor writing assignments, the course builds student competences in reading and understanding academic texts and in elementary academic essay writing.

Learning Outcome

BA 2019-ordning:
Introduktion til moderne Indien og Sydasiens historie, kultur og samfund 1 (aktivitetskode HIAB00921E)

BA Tilvalg 2019-ordning:
Introduktion til moderne Indien og Sydasiens historie, kultur og samfund 1 (aktivitetskode HIAB10101E)

The teaching material will be made available on Absalon


Knowledge of the long history of modern India and South Asia, key developments in the region’s social, cultural, political and economic conditions, the connections betweeen the ancient past and the contemporary present.
The course consists of lectures and workshops. It requires active participation and attendance (75%) and written assignments. More information can be found here
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 42
  • Preparation
  • 164,25
  • Total
  • 206,25
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Criteria for exam assesment