HIST 265 - History of India
India is probably the most diverse country in the world. In terms of religion, it is home to the largest populations of Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Jains, and Zoroastrians. It is the birthplace of Buddhism as well as home to one of the oldest Christian churches in the world. It has even sheltered some of the lost tribes of Israel. Its linguistic diversity is reflected in the thirty languages with over a million speakers each. The country’s currency bills are printed in sixteen languages.
Throughout this course, students will learn how this astonishingly diverse part of the world has managed to emerge in the 21st century as a united functioning democracy, and one of the fastest growing economies of the age. Spring, odd numbered years