Location: International Students House, 229 Great Portland St, London, W1W 5PN
Cost: £75 for all four classes
Minimum Requirements: Year 12 +
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This unique course offers aspiring history undergraduates the chance to experience a short series of university style tutorials on the Partition of India. This riveting period of modern political history, contrasts well with the accompanying course on Parliamentary Reform 1832 and 1867. Encouraging a critical engagement and interactive discussion of historiographical debates and primary material beyond what is expected at A-level – the courses intend to make the step up to university study all the more easier.
Each of the four sessions will be one-hour and a half in length. Short PowerPoint presentations will be followed by detailed discussion and debate. There will be a core text for each class which students should read in advance, as well as other optional readings. Each student will be asked to present on one optional reading over the four classes. Short extracts from primary sources will also be read and analysed in class.
The Partition of India: A Political History
Monday 9 September: Prelude to Partition, 1900-1937: the Political Context
Monday 16 September: Jinnah’s demand for ‘Pakistan’: Separatism or Federalism?
Monday 23 September: The Congress Response: Gandhi, Nehru & Azad
Monday 30 September: Partition in the Provinces: Politics & Human Experience
Tutor Biography: Amar Sohal
Having just graduated from University College London (UCL) with a First Class Honours in History (B.A.) and a place on the Dean's list, Amar Sohal is always keen to share his passion for his subject. Specialising in modern Indian and British history, Amar is particularly interested in the competing political ideas of Indian Muslim intellectuals in the lead up to the subcontinent’s partition in 1947, and the constitutional negotiations that led to this climatic event.
Amar’s first undergraduate research paper was a groundbreaking study on the consistency of Benjamin Disraeli’s Indian policy either side of the 1857 Uprising. He recently completed his second paper which offered new insights into the 1946 ‘Cabinet Mission’ negotiations in late colonial India.
Amar will be continuing his studies with a Master’s in Indian History at Balliol College, Oxford.