|Course Type||Course Code||No. Of Credits|
Semester and Year Offered: usually Winter Semester.
Course Coordinator and Team:The course coordinator is the programme coordinator (PC).
Email of course coordinator:denys[at]aud[dot]ac[dot]in(in WS 2018, WS 2019)
Description. The course builds upon SLS3HS001 (Monsoon Semester) and shifts focus to India-specific historical methods and debates. Like SLS3HS001, this is a team-taught course whose composition changes every year. While the assumption is that most students will be researching areas of Indian and South Asian history, the course is prescribed even for students who work in areas of ‘non-Indian’ history, because many of them will go on to teach aspects of Indian and South Asian history. Students are given relevant course readings and learning materials before each class (meeting once a week) and are expected to discuss them in class with the appointed teacher and with each other. Half way through the semester they submit their first essay (2500 – 3000 words) on a question given by any one of the course teachers; a second essay of similar scope is due at the end of the semester. Students may be allowed to revise and re-submit the first essay for a better grade.
Brief description of modules/topics:
As noted above, 10 -12 topics are chosen for each rendition of this course, depending on faculty interest and availability.
Assessment Details with weights:
Date/period in which assessment will take place
Essay 1 (topic essay: 2500 – 3000 words)
Half way through semester
Essay 2 (topic essay: 2500 - 3000 words)
At semester end
Reading List (indicative):
A comprehensive list of all readings used for this course since 2011 would be too large to provide here. No single historiography textbook or historical methods textbook is prescribed. The typical quantum of reading for each topic/course meeting is 100 – 300 pages: usually a few book chapters and 3 – 4 journal articles, but for some topics entire books are prescribed. Course teachers regularly change their ‘reading lists’ to reflect the most recent scholarly interventions and debates.