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    The history of modern India from when the British secured control over the sub-continent to independence in 1947.

    This paper is 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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Modern India
    Subject History
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
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    36 200-level points
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music
    Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Head of Department.
    Teaching staff
    Dr Jane McCabe
    Course materials will be made available electronically.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will have:

    • 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


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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