Welcome to Hist 200
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Welcome to Hist 200, India and the World. The course examines the history of India as a series of contacts with the rest of the world.
The course is divided in three Units. In the first unit we look at India before the coming of the British, in Unit 2 we look at the British rule and the struggle for Independence. In the third unit we look at India after Independence.
In Unit 1 we look at India before the arrival of Vasco da Gama.
Some of the highlights of Unit 1 are the first Buddhist king who actively promoted vegetarianism. We find out about Hellenistic India and learn about the Mughal Dynasty
There are 3 discussion questions and one multiple choice quiz in Unit 1.
Remember participating in discussion questions is extremely important.
In Unit 2 we learn about the British rule and India's struggle for independence. We also cover the partition here and the birth of Pakistan.
Some of the highlights of Unit 2 include the battle of Plassey, the revolt of 1857, the different political approaches of Gandhi and Bose, and some poignant store about the partition.
You have two discussion questions, one multiple choice quiz, and your food history assignment in this unit. You have to also write your research proposal for your final essay.
In Unit 3 we look at India after independence. Here we take a closer look at current political problems like the Kashmir issue and the rise of Hindu nationalism.
In this unit you need to focus on your final essay. There is only one discussion question here, so that you can work on your essay
I hope you enjoy the course, I look forward to interacting with all of you.
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