This course is designed to develop awareness among the students about the intellectual heritage in South Asia. To inculcate historical consciousness about South-Asia and to develop among students a holistic historic vision of South-Asia History. The course will deal briefly with the dawn of Indian civilization, political fragmentation of South-Asia, the Classical age, the Muslim Rule and the rise of the British East-India Company (1740-1857).

Recommended Reading:

1. Bowen, H. V. The Business of Empire: The East India Company and Imperial Britain (1756-1833). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008

2. Lane-Poole, Stanley. Mediaeval India under Muhammedan Rule (A. D. 712-1764). Lahore: Sang-e-Meel, 1997.

3. Robins, Nick. The Corporation that Changed the World: How the East India Company Shaped the Modern Multinational. London: Pluto Press, 2006.

4. Wallbank, T. Walter. A Short History of India and Pakistan- From Ancient Times to Present. New York: New American Library, 1958.

5. Yunus, Mohammed and Parmer, Aradhana. South Asia: A Historical Narrative. Oxford: OUP, 2003.