HIST 387: Topics in Global History

HIST 387-010: Islamic India
(Spring 2014)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR

Robinson Hall A412

Section Information for Spring 2014

Islam is not usually associated with India. Yes, India has the Taj Majal, an iconic Muslim monument. But Islam is usually regarded as foreign and hostile to Hindu-majority India. This course explores a longstanding relationship between Islam and India, which produced not so much tensions with neighboring Pakistan and bombings by Muslim militants, as a rich and complex synthesis of both in today’s Indian culture, society and politics. Charting the presence of Islam in the Indian subcontinent from the 8th century to the 20th, this course will use primary and secondary sources to investigate the role of Muslim states, scholars, saints and social groups in developing an Indian Islam, and how experience of empire and nation-state formation impacted their efforts to the present-day.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3-6

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest in global, Latin American, African, Asian, or Middle Eastern history. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies, Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

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