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Hist 154: Modern India

History 154 "is designed to examine the development of modern India from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries. We will survey the period as a whole by selecting significant events, processes, themes, and transitions that have shaped modern Indian history." (from the syllabus)

This research guide will help you find the best possible resources for your final research paper focusing on an event, issue, or person of your choice

The goal is to help  you find both secondary sources (books and scholarly articles) and primary sources. 

Streaming Documentaries

Sometimes, a good documentary can  help you get an overview or refine your topic. Above are two examples.

Use the following databases to access hundreds of streaming videos:


ACADEMIC VIDEO ONLINE (available through 06/30)

Below is an example:

A Split India:  Negotiating Independence

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