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From: Zachary Schrag <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: New Fall 2019 course: British India, 1757-1947
Date: April 22, 2019 at 1:19:04 PM EDT
I am pleased to announce that we have added a reading seminar to the fall schedule: HIST 555/HIST 635: British India, 1757 -1947.
The course will be taught on Tuesday evenings at 7:20pm by Dr. Aminur Rahman. Dr. Rahman, who earned his PhD at the University of Manchester, is an expert on the relationship between British colonizers and colonized Indians.
He describes the course as follows:
This course is designed to explore the impact of British colonial rule in India on its political, cultural and personal dynamics and how colonization changed the everyday life of South Asian people once and for all. While examining the major aspects of colonial Indian history, this course will also dig deep into the colonial dichotomy of ‘we’ vs. ‘they’ or ‘Indian’ vs. ‘British’ that created fundamental differences both at ‘home’ and ‘away’. The course will address theoretical and methodological approaches to studying colonialism and will ground discussion of these ideas firmly in the context of colonial India. The course is organized thematically, rather than strictly chronologically, so that students will find it an advantage to have some awareness of the general history of British India.
The course can count for any one of the following requirements:
* World history (Asia)
* European history (1789-1914)
* European history (post-1914)
Zachary M. Schrag
Professor and Director of MA Program in History | Department of History and Art History | George Mason University
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