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Developing South Asia Module Timetable

 

Autumn Term


Week No.

 

Lectures

The meeting in the first week of term takes place Friday, October 8, 11.45PM in H303.

All subsequent lectures take place Tuesdays, 3-4PM, H2.44 (Humanities Building)

Seminar Reading & Discussion Topics

There is no seminar in week 1. All subsequent seminars take place Wednesdays: 11-12PM in H346; 12-1PM in H346

1

Introduction: Colonialism as development project

Background reading for Term 1

2

What was colonialism?

Reading

Seminar questions

3

The British in India, 1

Readings

Seminar questions

4

The British in India, 2

Film screening: The British Empire in Colour, parts 1-2

Readings

Seminar questions

5

Indian ladies and colonial 'improvement'

Readings

Films

Seminar questions

6

Reading Week : No Lecture

Reading Week : No Seminar

7

Nationalism and the development critique of colonialism

 Readings

Seminar questions

This week's seminar run by:

8

The question of evidence in South Asian history-writing, or,

What is a "primary source"?

Resource discovery session (Teaching Grid in the Library)

9

Competiting nationalist visions of development, 1: Gandhi

Readings

Films

Seminar questions


This week's seminar run by:

10

Competing nationalist visions of development, 2: Nehru
First short essay due Friday, December 10, 4PM.

Readings

Seminar questions

This week's seminar run by:

 

Spring Term

 

Week No.

Lectures

Background reading for spring term

Seminar Reading & Discussion Topics

1

The 1940s: War, Independence, Hope and Despair

Readings

Film

Seminar questions

Essay questions

This week's seminar leaders: 11-12 Marianne Gaindher and Alice Bennington; 12-1 Abdul Afridi and Neha Khatwani:

2

Modernization and Cold War politics

 

Reading

Seminar questions

Essay questions

This week's seminar leaders:11-12 Chris Tassone and Callum Davis; 12-1 Natalie Mainland

3

Modernization projects: The Green Revolution

Reading

Seminar questions

Essay questions

This week's seminar leaders:11-12 Eva Steketee and Elizabeth Phua; 12-1 Eleanor Foreman and Joanna Ward

4

Postcolonial subjects in the field

Film screening: Bharat Mata [Mother India], 1957

Reading

Seminar questions

Essay questions

This week's seminar leaders: 11-12 Cameron Bentley and Callun Harries; 12-1 Javier Fernandez Galeano (and TBA)

5

Modernization projects: Dams

Reading

Seminar questions

Essay questions

This week's seminar leaders: 11-12 TBA; 12-1 Alice Wyatt and TBA

6

Reading Week : No Lecture.

 

Reading Week : No Seminar

7

Modernization and Protest

Film screening: Narmada: A Valley Rises (1994)

http://www.socialdoc.net/kazimi/ali_html_pages2/1AK2Nar.html

Reading

Seminar questions

Essay questions

This week's seminar leaders:

8

Modernization projects: Population control

Reading

Seminar questions

Essay questions

This week's seminar leaders:

9

Film screening: Something like a war (1991)

Reading

Seminar questions

Essay questions

This week's seminar leaders:

10

Development from the Left

Second short essay due 4PM Friday March 18.

Third short essay due 4PM April 26.

Reading

Films

Seminar questions

Essay questions

This week's seminar leaders 11-12: Ayse Torun and Andrew Walker

 

Summer Term

 

Week No.

Lectures

Seminar Reading & discussion topics

tbc 

Revision session for second-year students

n/a

tbc 

Final examination for second year students

n/a