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HIST303 Modern India

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.

Paper title Modern India
Paper code HIST303
Subject History
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $955.05
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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

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Not offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system