HIST 440 - Modern South Asia: Colonialism and Nationalism

  • 3 credits

Major political, social, economic, and cultural developments in South Asia from the 17th century to the present.

This course can be applied toward:


3 credits of HIST; completion of 45 credits.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • A History of Modern India (2015)
    Banerjee-Dube, Ishita
    ISBN: 978-1107659728
  • Anadamath* (2000)
    Chatterjee, Bankim Chandra
    ISBN: 978-8122201307

*If you wish, you may purchase any alternate edition or download the Kindle edition from Amazon.


Dan Stephen

(970) 988-8057 | dan.stephen@colostate.edu

My full name is Dr. Daniel Stephen, and I’ve taught courses here at Colorado State since 2008, as well as at other area colleges. I grew up in an American family living in Britain and later West Germany; my family spent a grand total of 35 years living overseas before retiring back to Ohio. As a civilian offshoot with roots in the Midwest living among army brats, Europeans, and new arrivals to Europe coming from outside the continent, I have vivid memories of the Cold War, the post-war years in Germany, sixties youth rebellions, the early days of passenger jet air travel, and the sparks and excitement that can fly when different peoples and cultures collide and interact. I feel very passionately about history as a vehicle for understanding who we are and the contexts in which we live today.

I feel just as passionately about active learning as a vehicle for opening doors and broadening horizons for myself as much as for my students. Learning history is more than spitting back a list of facts, but recognizing how our own ideas are formed in larger contexts and applying insights gained from the study of history to our own situations. Very importantly, history is about learning to read critically and to think analytically. I am excited about the possibilities emerging from new teaching methods and new learning technologies, and I also believe in old-fashioned ideas such as quality, standards, integrity, and honesty.

Contact: dan.stephen@colostate.edu and (970) 988-8057.

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