2023-2024 University Catalog 
    Apr 21, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog

CORE C137 - Partition: The Division of British India

The Partition of British India into India and Pakistan resulted in the movement of approximately 20 million people in 1947. The communities living in the region experience the aftershocks of Partition to this day, as evidenced by three major wars, countless peace efforts, and recent attempts to reunite separated families. Students aim to understand individuals’ lived experiences during Partition and how it affects the region today. The goal of the class is to explore a variety of perspectives of the Partition and its ripple effects across geography, time, caste and gender. Later in the semester parallels are drawn with conflicts and separations in other regions of the world, including Israel and Palestine, North and South Korea, and East and West Germany, while keeping the main focus on the Partition of India.

Credits: 1.0
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: None
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No Junior, Senior
Area of Inquiry: None
Liberal Arts Practices: None
Core Component: Communities

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