Debates in Indian history: colonial and post-colonial India polity, economy and society; institutions and literary history, colonialism, information and knowledge, the social history of law, the village and its â€˜crowdâ€™, agrarian relations and peasant rebellion; famines, epidemics and the crises of society; labour and the history of the everyday; Sources and their limits: primary and secondary sources, maps, photographs, textual criticism; The Archive: official archive, private collection, digital collection. (Students have to present one seminar paper on the basis of research on primary sources)
Richard J. Evans, In defence of History, Granta books, 2000.^$^ Peter Burke (ed.), New perspectives on historical writing, Polity press, 2001.^$^C. A. Bayly, Empire and Information. Intelligence Gathering and Social Communication in India, 1780-1870, CUP, 1996.^$^Susan Bayly, Caste, Society and Politics in India. From the Eighteenth Century to the Modern Age, CUP,1999,^$^Ranajit Guha and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, eds., Selected Subaltern Studies, OUP, 1988^$^Shahid, Amin, Sugarcane and Sugar in Gorakhpur: An Inquiry into Peasant Production for Capitalist Enterprise in Colonial India, OUP, 1984
David Ludden, An Agrarian History of South Asia, Cambridge University Press, 1999.^$^Nicholas B. Dirks, Castes of Mind: Colonialism and the Making of Modern India. Princeton University Press, 2001^$^ Madhav Gadgil, and Ramachandra Guha, This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India. Oxford University Press, 1992^$^Dharma Kumar, (editor), The Cambridge Economic History of India, Volume 2: C.1750-c.1970, Cambridge University Press, 1983.^$^James C Scott, The Moral Economy of the Peasant: Rebellion and Subsistence in Southeast Asia, Yale University Press, 1976.
Academic Complex Block F Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati, Assam, 781039