Newer Indian History and Culture
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
India uuem ajalugu ja kultuur
Course title in English
Newer Indian History and Culture
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2021/2022 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To enable an overview of the birth of modern South Asia, and the processes of the colonial rulers.
Brief description of the course
Course examines in detail Great Mughal Empire (16th-18th century), the coming of Europeans to India and South Asia (16th-18th century), the growth of the British hegemony in South Asia (18th-20th century) and the development of nationalism of India in 20th century until the collapse of the British colonial empire. The lectures focus on India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar; historical heritage and contemporary developments affecting the country's internal and external problems.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- has the ability to distinguish between historical processes;
- has the knowledge further independent analysis of history and politics of India;
- has the ability to understand the history of South Asia on 20th century.
Martti Kalda