HIS470H1: History, Rights, and Difference in South Asia


Addressing South Asian history after 1750, this course examines ideas of rights, contract, and the rule of law in colonial and postcolonial contexts. Attention is paid to the intellectual history of rights and the central place of colonial and postcolonial questions within that history. Topics include rights and questions concerning indigenous culture, caste and customary practice, gender and capitalist development.


A mark of 73% or higher in HIS282Y1 or instructors permission

Recommended Preparation: 

Background in political and social theory and some background in South Asia

Distribution Requirements: 
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)