Historiography of South Asia

History 280F

Spring 2018
Section: 
2
Instructor: 
Location: 
2303 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
T 4-6pm
Class Number: 
41968
Units: 
4

This seminar will explore different historiographical approaches to the study of South Asian history, stressing both the historical anthropology of historiography (beginning with pre-colonial forms of historical representation, as described for example in "Textures of Time," then examining Chakrabarty's account of Sir Jadunath Sarkar, and then moving on to post-colonial and even more contemporary forms of historical writing), and how the work of students in the class reflects and reworks these historical examples, precursors, and currents. This will be a working seminar for graduate students engaged in thinking through and experimenting with their own historiographic trajectories.