HIST542 British India: From Clive to Kipling to GandhiUpdated: 14 March 2019
|Supervised Exam||There is no supervised examination.|
|Pre-requisites||candidature in a postgraduate award|
|Restrictions||HIST242 or HIST342|
|Coordinator(s)||Howard Brasted (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
This unit explores the encounter of two opposing political philosophies: British imperialism emerging from the conquest of India, and 'satyagraha', Gandhi's non-violent rejection of the British 'raj' and blueprint for a state which fused religion and politics. While the British envisioned a centralized India modeled on Westminster liberal democratic lines, satyagraha promoted a decentralized system of village republics in which individuals largely ruled themselves. Satyagraha facilitated decolonization but also divided the sub-continent. The unit considers the roots of British imperial thinking, India's national awakening, the coming of Gandhi, Hindu and Muslim fundamentalism and the post-independence paths of India and Pakistan.
Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
|Disclaimer||Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.|
|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: