HIAB0001EU Introduction to the formation of modern South Asia

Volume 2018/2019

Curriculum for the BA programme in Modern India and South Asian Studies, the 2015 Curriculum

Curriculum for the Elective Studies in Modern India and South Asia Studies, the 2012 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 2015-ordning:
Introduktion til det moderne Indien og Sydasien 1 (fagelementkode HIAB00811E)

BA Tilvalg 2012-ordning:
Introduktion til det moderne Indien og Sydasien (fagelementkode HIAB10011E)

Keay, John (2000) India. A History. New York: Harper Collins

Bates, C. (2007). Subalterns and Raj : South Asia since 1600. London ; New York: Routledge.


The lessons will be based on a mix of short lectures, student presentations, and class/group discussions.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 42
  • Preparation
  • 164,25
  • Total
  • 206,25
7,5 ECTS
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