This class, part of the Nitze Scholars
Program, will introduce students to the history and culture(s) of
India during the colonial and postcolonial eras.
Through the study of a wide variety of
texts—novels, critical and theoretical essays, travelogues,
colonial administrators' accounts, films—we will explore the
growth of national identities in the Indian subcontinent from the
arrival of the East India Company onwards, with particular attention
paid to the period between1857 and 1947.