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LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE


Prof. David Campion





MAIN PAGE RESEARCH PAPER COURSE REQUIREMENTS BRITISH RAJ IN FILM BRITISH RAJ ONLINE

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

FALL 2003

Week ISep 1-5Introduction: The Rise of British Power in India
Week IISep 8-12Building the British Raj
Week IIISep 15-19Power and Knowledge in the British Raj
Week IVSep 22-26The Ideological Formation of the British Raj
Week VSep 29-Oct 3Architects, Laureates, and Critics of "High Imperialism"
Week VIOct 6-10Fault Lines of the Raj
Week VIIOct 13-17Exit, Partition, and Postcolonial Perspectives
Week VIIIOct 20-24Individual Meetings
Week IXOct 27-31Individual Research
Week XNov 3-7Primary Source Presentation
Week XINov 10-14Individual Research
Week XIINov 17-21Peer Review
Week XIIINov 24-28Writing
Week XIVDec 1-5Writing
Week XVDec 8-10Conclusion/Final Discussion



Week I: Introduction
Sep 2: Introduction to course and participants
Sep 4: Lecture: the rise of British power in India. Discussion: What was the British Raj?




Week II: Building the British Raj
Sep 9: Discussion: Bayly (1-105)
Sep 11: Discussion: Bayly (106-206), Mukherjee


Reading:
C.A. Bayly, Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire
Rudrangshu Mukherjee, "Satan Let Loose Upon the Earth: the Kanpur Massacres in India and the Revolt of 1857" in Past and Present, 128 (1990), pp. 92-116




Week III: Power and Knowledge in the British Raj
Sep 16: Discussion: Cohn (3-75)
Sep 18: Discussion: Cohn (76-162), Trevelyan


Reading:
Bernard Cohn, Colonialism and its Forms of Knowledge
George O. Trevelyan, "An Indian Railway" in The Competition Wallah (1864)




Week IV: The Ideological Formation of the British Raj
Sep 23: Discussion: Metcalf (1-112)
Sep 25: Discussion: Metcalf (113-234)


Reading:
Thomas Metcalf, Ideologies of the Raj




Week V: Architects, Laureates, and Critics of "High Imperialism"
Sep 30: Discussion
Oct 2: Discussion


Reading:
Benjamin Disraeli, "The Maintenance of Empire" (1872)
Joseph Chamberlain, "The True Conception of Empire" (1897)
Rudyard Kipling, "Gunga Din," (1891) "The White Man's Burden" (1898)
Alfred Lord Tennyson, "Hands All Round," (1885) "Opening of the Indian Exhibition" (1886)
Mohandas K. Gandhi, Hind Swaraj (1909)




Week VI: Fault Lines of the Raj
Oct 7: Discussion: Forster
Oct 9: FALL BREAK


Reading:
E.M. Forster, A Passage to India




Week VII: Exit, Partition, and Postcolonial Perspectives
Oct 14: Discussion: Nandy
Oct 16: Discussion: Attlee, Churchill, Nehru


Reading:
Ashis Nandy, "The uncolonized mind: a postcolonial view of India and the West" (in The Intimate Enemy: Loss and Recovery of Self under Colonialism)
Clement Attlee, "The End of British Rule in India" (1947)
Winston Churchill, "A Protest Against Britain's 'Shameful Flight' from India" (1947)
Jawaharlal Nehru, "The Appointed Day" (1947) and "A Tryst with Destiny" (1947) [Audio: BBC Radio Archive]

Images:
BBC Photo Archive, Photographs of the partition of India and Pakistan (1947)

Video and Audio:
BBC Film Archive, Lord Mountbatten reads address by King George VI on Indian independence (1947)
BBC Radio Archive, Muhammad Ali Jinnah's address on Pakistan's independence (1947)

THESIS PROPOSAL AND ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY DUE OCT 16




Week VIII:
Oct 21: Individual meetings during class period to discuss topic
Oct 23: Individual meetings during class period to discuss topic




Week IX:
Oct 28: No class meeting, individual research
Oct 30: No class meeting, individual research

DETAILED THESIS OUTLINE DUE OCT 30




Week X:
Nov 4: Presentation of primary sources
Nov 6: No class meeting, individual research




Week XI:
Nov 11: No class meeting, individual research
Nov 13: Meeting to distribute papers drafts for peer review

THESIS DRAFT DUE IN CLASS NOV 13




Week XII:
Nov 18: Peer review of drafts
Nov 20: Peer review of drafts




Week XIII:
Nov 25: No class meeting (optional meeting with instructor to discuss peer review)
Nov 27: THANKSGIVING




Week XIV:
Dec 2: No class meeting (optional meeting with instructor)
Dec 4: No class meeting (optional meeting with instructor)




Week XV:
Dec 9: Final discussion

FINAL THESIS DUE BY 5PM MONDAY DEC 15




Panoramic view of the Secretariat Buildings and Viceroy House, New Delhi; designed by Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker, 1911

Created by campion@lclark.edu
Updated: August 2014