Advanced Historical Literature: Comparative

About the Course:

This Comparative History course on South Asia and the Indian Ocean will introduce students to the scope of historical research on the Indian Ocean World between 1600 and 1960. The course covers sources, methods, and literature from South Asia in comparison with works on Eastern and Southern Africa, the Gulf of Aden, and the Bay of Bengal. Using themes such as capital, bodies, and ideas, the course will examine how the Indian Ocean serves as historical method, the scales through which the ocean is experienced and historicized, and the role of comparison and connectivity in analyzing oceanic and territorial geographies.


May be repeated for credit. Open to both M.A. and Ph.D. candidates.


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