Module code: HST5360
Teaching Staff: Chris Moffat
Module Convenor: Dr Chris Moffat
This module provides an introduction to modern Indian history through the thematic of violence and its relationship to politics and social change. Interrogating India's momentous twentieth century - from the dawn of mass anti-colonial politics to the independent state's emergence as global power - students will explore how the triumphant story of Gandhian satyagraha and postcolonial democracy is shadowed throughout by a 'history of violence'. We will consider how critics and advocates of violence negotiate and respond to developments in modern technology - from bombs and trains to nuclear power and the internet.
Assessment: Source Analysis 25% and Essay 75%