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Swayam Central

History of Indian Independence (1857-1950)

By Dr. Anirban Bandopadhyay   |   EMMRC-ST. XAVIERS' COLLEGE

The course is designed to offer an overall understanding of the historical processes the Indian society and polity underwent between 1857s and 1950s. These processes in critical ways conditioned the making of the subsequent Indian reality. 


The course, to be covered in 41 modules, will be delivered over a period of 8 WEEKS, or roughly over 2 calendar months. Between 5 to 6 lectures will be released every week. There will be a fixed slot for discussion, in which the Instructor and Teaching Assistants will respond to questions or queries raised by students. 


Every one of the 8 weeks is devoted to a particular theme divided into a number of lectures. Together, they present a historical perspective on the trajectory of the various processes, events and personalities, which left an imprint on the emergence of India as a nation state. It is designed with the typical UG history student in mind, and conforms to the UGC prescribed syllabus. Yet, its content and scope will appeal to anyone keen to study and understand the emergence of modern India.


Learners enrolled: 3405

SUMMARY

Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 13 Jan 2020
End Date : 07 Mar 2020
Exam Date : 10 May 2020
Enrollment Ends : 08 Mar 2020
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Level : Undergraduate

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1

    1. RISE OF MODERN EDUCATION
    2. THE PRESS
    3. RISE OF MODERN INTELLIGENTSIA
    4. BRAHMO MOVEMENT & IDEOLOGY OF REFORM
    5. HINDU REVIVALISM

    Week 2

    6. SANSKRITIZATION AND CASTE MOVEMENTS
    7. REFORMISM AND REVIVALISM AMONG INDIAN MUSLIMS
    8. WOMEN IN COLONIAL INDIA CHANGING POSITIONS AND ATTITUDES
    9. NATIONALISM HISTORIOGRAPHY OF INDIAN NATIONALISM
    10. TRENDS IN ANTI COLONIAL RESISTANCE IN INDIA IN 19TH CENTURY

    Week 3

    11. POLITICAL IDEOLOGY & ORGANIZATION FORMATION OF INC
    12. MODERATES & EARLY NATIONALISM IN INDIA
    13. THE RISE OF MILITANT NATIONALISM
    14. THE SWADESHI MOVEMENT
    15. IMPACT OF SWADESHI MOVEMENT


    Week 4

    16. REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENTS
    17. GROWTH OF COMMUNALISM
    18. MUSLIM LEAGUE
    19. NATIONALISM TRENDS (1919-1947)
    20. GANDHIAN IDEOLOGY


    Week 5

    21. GANDHI’S RISE IN INDIAN POLITICS
    22. ROWLATT SATYAGRAHA
    23. BACKGROUND TO THE NON COOPERATION MOVEMENT
    24. PHASES OF THE NON COOPERATION MOVEMENT
    25. CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE MOVEMENT


    Week 6

    26. QUIT INDIA MOVEMENT
    27. IDEOLOGICAL TRENDS WITHIN THE CONGRESS
    28. LEFT IN INDIAN POLITICS
    29. CONGRESS AND THE PRINCELY STATES
    30. REFORMS OF 1909 AND 1919


    Week 7

    31. GOVERNMENT OF INDIA ACT 1935
    32. CRIPPS MISSION AND CABINET MISSION
    33. TWO NATIONS IN ONE COUNTRY
    34. THE IDEA OF PAKISTAN
    35. COUNTDOWN TO PARTITION
    36. THE FINAL CUT


    Week 8

    37. PARTITION, MIGRATION AND SETTLEMENT
    38. DISPLACED PERSONS AND REHABILITATION-AGRARIAN POLICY
    39. INTEGRATION OF PRINCELY STATES
    40. MAKING OF THE CONSTITUTION
    41. SITUATING INDIA IN THE WORLD

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    1. Sekhar Bandyopadhyay (2004); 'Plassey to Partition'; Orient Longman.


    2. Ishita Banerjee Dube (2014): 'A History of Modern India'; Cambridge University Press.


    3. Berbara D Metcalf and Thomas R Metcalf (2006); 'A Concise History of Modern India'; Cambridge University Press.


    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Dr. Anirban Bandopadhyay

    EMMRC-ST. XAVIERS' COLLEGE
    Anirban Bandyopadhyay is an Associate Professor at Karnavati University, Gandhinagar. He has studied history in Presidency College, Kolkata and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, from where he wrote a PhD on Questions of Caste in twentieth century Bengal. At Karnavati, Bandyopadhyay teaches courses on Indian and Global History. At the moment, he is teaching courses on Mughal India, Early Colonial India and Modern Japan. Earlier, Bandyopadhyay spent nearly six years at EMMRC, Kolkata, St. Xavier's College, where he researched, coordinated, commissioned and administered a number of MOOC courses on Indian and European history. He has widely published in edited volumes, academic journals, such as Economic and Political Weekly and South Asian History and Culture and a number of mainstream media platforms such as Economic Times, Open Magazine, DNA and Asiaville. He writes a weekly column on contemporary history and culture for the news-magazine Asiaville. 

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