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Imperialism and Nationalism in British India

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
30
ECTS points
15
Level
Level 5
Module lead
Pritipuspa Mishra
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

How did less than two thousand British officials rule an Indian population of three hundred million? Why did the words gymkhana, bungalow and shampoo enter the English language? What was the significance of the British constructing clock towers in numerous Indian towns and cities? How did the diminutive and scantily clad figure of Gandhi emerge as an international symbol of resistance to the trappings and power of the British Raj? Why did the British divide the Subcontinent when they left in August 1947? This module aims to explore such questions as these in the last century or so of the British ruling presence in India.

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