Makers of Modern India
DIVERSE AND ONLINE COURSES TO CHOOSE FROM
SMALL, LIVE CLASSES WITH RENOWNED ASHOKA FACULTY
A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION FROM ASHOKAX
LIFE-LONG ACCESS TO A HIGH-GRADE PEER NETWORK
About The Course
This course aims to look at how modern India emerged, not without contradictions, through the life and work of certain key individuals. These include Rammohun Roy, Vidyasagar, Jyoti Rao Phule, Dadabhai Naoroji, RC Dutt, BR Ambedkar, Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, Jawaharlal Nehru, and MK Gandhi.
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D.Phil. Oxford University
Rudrangshu Mukherjee is an internationally acclaimed historian, Professor of History and the Chancellor of Ashoka University. Professor Mukherjee has taught History at the University of Calcutta and held visiting appointments at Princeton University, University of Manchester and University of California, Santa Cruz.
He previously served as the Editor of the Editorial Pages, at The Telegraph, Kolkata. Professor Mukherjee is renowned for this work on the revolt of 1857 in India. His first book, Awadh in Revolt, 1857-58: A Study of Popular Resistance (1984) has become a standard reference on the subject. He has looked at the 1857 rebellion in four other books subsequently. He has also authored and edited several books on other themes, including Remembered Childhood: Essays in Honour of Andre Beteille (2010), Great Speeches of Modern India (2011), Nehru & Bose: Parallel Lives (2014), and Twilight Falls on Liberalism (2018) Professor Mukherjee studied at Calcutta Boys’ School, Presidency College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and St. Edmund Hall. He was awarded a D.Phil. in Modern History by the University of Oxford in 1981.
Learning Support for the Course
Sukhalata Sen – Teaching Assistant
Sukhalata Sen is currently a Teaching Fellow at the Department of History at Ashoka University since January 2020. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Economic and Legal History at the Centre for Historical Studies at JNU and also holds an M.Phil. in Legal History from JNU. She has previously worked as a Teaching Assistant at the AshokaX Academy in the summer of 2020 and at the Young India Fellowship at Ashoka University. Her research interests apart from History extend to piracy studies and fraudulent crimes.