Hist 145: Modern India, Pakistan, Bangladesh Take-Home Final Solved




Hist 145: Modern India, Pakistan, Bangladesh Take-Home Final
Due via Blackboard May 23, 11:59 PM

Note: Students must complete both parts of the exam for a passing grade.

Part 1: Write short notes (a paragraph for each, 4-5 sentences) identifying and discussing the significance of any three of the following. Situating the term in a time frame (even if approximate) will complete the response:

  • Ahimsa and Satyagraha
  • Subhas Chandra Bose
  • Government of India Act 1935
  • The Quit India Movement
  • Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

    Part II: Write a 1000-word ( about 4 double-spaced pages) essay in response to any one of the following prompts:

    Note: Your essay must include concrete references to the readings on each page.

    Prompt 1:

    How did the idea of self-determination shape political developments in modern South Asia? Discuss with reference to the period, c. 1857-1971. [Note: You do not have to discuss every event or personality in this period, select those that best support your analysis and use concrete examples to back up your argument].


Prompt 2:


Two empires ruled large parts of early modern and modern South Asia: the Mughal and the British empires. At the height of their power, the Mughal Empire and British Empire had to marshal both consent and coercion to stay in power. Yet the two types of imperial authority were also different in nature. Discuss with examples.



As with the midterm exam your essay will be graded for argument, organization, evidence, grammar and punctuation. Treat each essay as an academic exercise and avoid overly casual phrasing or slang. Essays should have an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion. You may use all readings and lectures for examples to support your analysis. Since you have completed a research paper, you may bring in that material if relevant to your argument. Cite all quotes and keep citations simple and in-text. Attach a works cited page to the exam. There is no need to cite class lectures.