This course investigates the multiple causes, narratives, and repercussions of the 1947 Partition of British India into the modern nation states of India and Pakistan. This event, which sparked the largest migration of refugees in human history, continues to inform national politics and international relations in the region even today. Through literature, film, media, and academic writing we will seek to understand the roots of communal conflict and the role of nationalism, colonialism, anti-colonialism, and post-colonialism in modern South Asian history.

Gen eds: HS, BN, GL