Course Description

Course Name

Modern India

Session: VDNS3122

Hours & Credits

18 Credit Points

Prerequisites & Language Level

18 200-level HIST or ARTH points

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


The history of modern India from when the British secured control over the sub-continent to independence in 1947.
An examination of the making of modern India. In addition to introducing key historical figures such as Gandhi, it explores economic and social change, shifting cultural patterns, religious movements, struggles against British colonialism, and nationalist movements.

Learning Outcomes
-An understanding of the major shifts in Indian society
-Knowledge of the nature and consequences of colonialism and nationalism
-A recognition of India's changing place in the world and the ability to recognise and evaluate a range of disciplinary and intellectual perspectives on India

Course materials will be made available electronically.

*Course content subject to change