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ENGL 3311 British Rule in India: Literature and Culture (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course examines the complex dimensions of British rule in India (1757-1949) through novels, films, short stories, essays and historical documents. By focusing on the high points of that history with attention to political economy and culture, this course studies the shaping debates and issues of the time pertaining to education, sexuality, women, law and religion. The course aims to grasp British rule in India as fundamentally a relation of uneven exchange, a fraught transaction not only of money, goods, services and power, but also values, norms, pleasures, and identities. Interdisciplinary & challenging course readings.


Instructor(s): Kalpana Seshadri

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13