Course Outcomes

CO 1:Understand the historiographical debates and discussions on Indian national movements

 CO 2:Analyse the colonial strategies adopted by East India Company and British Empire. 

CO 3:Evaluate the relationship between imperialism, colonialism and nationalism in modern India.

 CO 4: Understand the trajectories of communalism and significance of secularism in Indian politics.

 CO 5: Build expertise in recent Post-Colonial/ Post-Modern theories. 

CO 6: Formulate and identify a research problem and prepare a research design on the basis of contemporary historical studies on national movement.

 Module I Debates in Historiography-

 Europe’s India, Producing Histories for the Colonized; Administrative Histories; Imperialist Histories; Strands of Nationalist Thought and Histories Historiography of the National Movement: Nationalist historiography, Marxian historiography, Cambridge School, Subaltern Studies, Post-Colonial, New Cambridge School. 

Module II Conquest and Consolidation, Early Colonial Engagements;18th Century in Indian History; Imperial Structures; Policies and Ideologies; Nature of the state; The Company State; 1857 and the British Consolidation; Frontier and foreign policy; Knowledge and Governance; Surveying and Mapping the Empire; Education; Print and Early Public Sphere; The Missions of Empire, Christianity and the State, Western Science, Colonial Practice. 44 

Module III Indian Economy and Society in Transition-Agrarian Production and Changed Structures; Forests and frontiers; Revenue,Emergence of plantations; Commercialization and Indebtedness; Drain of Wealth and beyond; Famines; Indian and European Commerce, Finance,property and order Indian society and Culture; Age of Reform, Reforming Men and Women; Restructuring families; Categorizing castes; Rethinking Religion.

 Module IV Process of National Movement-Imperialism and Nationalism- theoretical perspectives; Nature of Early Resistance, unrest and uprising; Emerging Nationalisms, Indian National Congress; Moderate, Extremist and Subaltern Nationalism, Mahatma Gandhi and the Movement, Critique of Caste: Non-Brahmins and Untouchable Movements – Contending Visions. Gandhi and Ambedkar; Negotiations and Confrontations; Popular struggles in princely states; The Rough Road to Freedom and Partition, Creating Constitution for Independent India; towards a sovereign state 

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