HIST 3543 The Jewel in the Crown: British Imperialism and Indian Nationalism

3 hours; 3 credits

The decline of the Mughal Empire and the competition for succession won by the British East India Company; the structure and ideology of the Raj; social, economic, and cultural changes during the Raj including the role of race and the changing place of women. Rise of Indian nationalism and Muslim separatism viewed from above and below. Leadership, organization and ideology of early nationalists and the Congress party under Gandhi. Partition and independence of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.


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