HIST167E CM - Modernities: South Asia and OthersDoes South Asia have 'modernity' and how do we measure it or understand it? What is the significant difference between this modernity and that of the modern West? Should we then speak of modernities in the world? The course begins with a discussion of modernity in the West in which we clarify some historical landmarks and some interesting debates about the meanings and discourses of what we call 'modernity.' We then move on to South Asia and locate its different historical landmarks: educational transformation, nation-building, the emergence of new social classes, changes in gender relationships, industrial and technological growth and the discourses of modernity.
Offered: Every other year
Course Number: HIST167E CM
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