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HIST0240

History of Pakistan

History of Pakistan
This course is a political and cultural history of Pakistan. Topics to be discussed include: the pre-independence demand for Pakistan; the partitioning of India in 1947; literary and cultural traditions; the power of the army in politics; the civil war that created Bangladesh; the wars with India; the wars in Afghanistan; the rise of Islamist parties and militant groups; the significance of the Taliban and al Qaeda; and Pakistan's relations with the US, China and India. Readings will include histories, autobiographies, novels, and newspaper and magazine accounts. Several documentary films will also be shown. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL HIS

Sections

Fall 2013

HIST0240A-F13 Lecture (Barrow)

Fall 2012

HIST0240A-F12 Lecture (Barrow)

Spring 2010

HIST0240A-S10 Lecture (Burnham)
HIST0240B-S10 Lecture (Burnham)

Spring 2008

HIST0240A-S08 Lecture (Burnham)

Spring 2005

HIST0240A-S05 Lecture (Burnham)