Research Material in MANAS


Primary Documents for the Study of Indian History, c. 1890-2000. Prepared by Vinay Lal

Select Research Bibliography on the Partition of India, Compiled by Vinay Lal

Pakistan: A Select Political Chronology, 1947-2008
, Complied by Vinay Lal

Short Research Bibliography on Hindi Cinema, Compiled by Vinay Lal

The Indian City, 1700 to the Present: A Select Research Bibliography, Compiled by Vinay Lal



COURSE SYLLABI

The syllabi of a few courses that I have taught at UCLA over the last few years are available here. My courses on Indian history are the only courses taught anywhere in the US or indeed elsewhere which are accessible to the public without charge; these courses have now been posted to You Tube and can be accessed by clicking on the desired link.

History 174F -- The Moral and Political Thought of Mahatma Gandhi (Spring 2016) Course comprised of 19 lectures, each approximately 75 minutes in length.

For a full syllabus, click here.

For all the lectures on YouTube, click here This link is: click here.

History 9A--Introduction to Indian Civilization (Winter 2012):

This is comprised of 26 lectures, each around 50 minutes in length, offering a survey of the vast expanse of Indian history from the Indus Valley Civilization to the present.

For a full syllabus, click here.

To see the lectures in their entirety, click here.

History 174B--The History of British India (Fall 2013):

Comprised of 20 lectures, each about 75 minutes in length.

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History 175A--Political and Cultural History of Contemporary South Asia (Spring 2009):

Comprised of 20 lectures, each about 75 minutes in length.

For a full syllabus, click here.

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History 175C--The Global Indian Diaspora (Spring 2013):

Comprised of 20 lectures, each about 75 minutes in length.

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History 175A--India after Independence (1947-Present). History, Politics, Culture (Fall 2014):

(Also known as "Cultural and Political History of Contemporary South Asia)

Comprised of 19 lectures, each about 75 minutes in length.

For a full syllabus,click here.

To see the lectures in their entirety, click here.

 



HISTORY AND POLITICS: British India

"The Incident of the Crawling Lane: Women in the Punjab Disturbances of 1919", Genders, no. 16 (Spring 1993):35-60.

"Surat Under the Raj", review of Douglas Haynes, Rhetoric and Ritual in Colonial India, Economic and Political Weekly 28, no. 18 (1 May 1993):863-865.

"Imperial Nostalgia", review of The Raj: India and the British 1600-1947, by C. A. Bayly et al., Economic and Political Weekly 28, nos. 29-30 (17-24 July 1993):1511-13.

"Beyond Alterity", review of Sara Suleri's The Rhetoric of English India, Economic and Political Weekly 30, no. 5 (4 February 1995):254-55.

"The Courtesan and the Indian Novel", a review-article on Hasan Shah, The Nautch Girl, and Mirza M. H. Ruswa, Umra Jan Ada, Courtesan of Lucknow, Indian Literature, no. 139 (Sept-Oct 1995):164-70.

"Masculinity and Femininity in The Chess Players: Sexual Moves, Colonial Manoeuvres, and an Indian Game", in Manushi: A Journal of Women and Society, nos. 92-93 (Jan.-April 1996):41-50.

"Good Nazis and just scholars: much ado about the British Empire", review of P. J. Marshall, ed., Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire, Race and Class 38, no. 4 (April-June 1997):89-101.

"Hill Stations: Pinnacles of the Raj." Review article on Dale Kennedy, The Magic Mountains: Hill Stations and the British Raj, Capitalism, Nature, Socialism 8, no. 3 (September 1997):123-132.

"John Stuart Mill and India", a review-article. New Quest, no. 54 (January-February 1998):54-64.



HISTORY AND POLITICS: Independent India

Abul Kalam Azad by Rahil Khan

Bhopal and the Crime of Union Carbide. A review article by Vinay Lal on Jamie Cassells, The Uncertain Promise of Law: Lessons from Bhopal (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994), originally published as "Sovereign Immunity: Law in an Unequal World" in Social and Legal Studies 5, no. 3 (1996):431-36. Also published, with variations, as "Reliving a Nightmare", The Book Review (June 1996):29-31, and in New Quest, no. 121 (Jan.-Feb. 1997):53-60.

SWEET, OH! NOT SO SWEET THIS WORLD CUP. Vinay LalPublished in "Humanscape" Magazine, Mumbai, September 1999 issue, as "Why Indians Should Have Supported Pakistan in the World Cup Final")

Democracy & the Indian Polity. Vinay Lal



HISTORY AND POLITICS: Mahatma Gandhi

The Mother in the 'Father of the Nation'. by Vinay Lal. Originally published in Manushi: A Journal of Women and Society, no. 91 (November-December 1995):27-30.

Hey Ram’: The Politics of Gandhi’s Last Words. Vinay Lal [Published in Humanscape 8, no. 1 (January 2001):34-38.]

More Than a Man of Action, a review by Vinay Lal. Dalton, Dennis. Mahatma Gandhi: Nonviolent Power in Action. New York: Columbia University Press, 1993. 279 pp. $29.50, cloth. [Originally published in Gandhi Marg 16, no. 4 (Jan.-Feb. 1995):491-96.]

Gandhi: A Select Bibliographic Guide



HISTORY AND POLITICS: Mughal India

Aurangzeb's Fatwa on Jizya [Jizyah, or Poll Tax]. Source: Al-Fatawa al-Alamgiriyyah = Al-Fatawa al-Hindiyyah fi Madhhab al-Imam al-A‘zam Abi Hanifah al-Nu‘man (Beirut: Dar al-Ma‘rifah, 1973), 2:244-245. Chapter on Jizyah The translation below is by Anver Emon of the Department of History, UCLA.



INDIAN DIASPORA

Establishing Roots, Engendering Awareness: A Political History of Asian Indians in the United States, by Vinay Lal [Published in Live Like the Banyan Tree: Images of the Indian American Experience, ed. Leela Prasad (Philadelphia: Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, 1999):42-48.]



RELIGIONS: Paths: Hinduism

Hinduism, A Basic Bibliography, by Vinay Lal