HIST 060. The East India Company, 1600-1857
The course explores the history of the East India Company, paying special attention to the eighteenth century. We will approach the Company from a variety of historical perspectives-Indian social history, the history of sexuality, British cultural history-and examine a wide range of primary sources, from Bengal District Records to the Calcutta Gazette. Throughout, we will attend to how the history of the East India Company engages questions of capitalism, empire, race, justice, and modernity.
Prerequisite: A history course at Swarthmore.
Eligible for ASIA
Spring 2021. Azfar.
Catalog chapter: History
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/history
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