IIT Madras – Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Humanities & Social Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

History of the Modern World II: 1750‐2000

Course ID
HS 1052
1st Year
2nd Semester

The aim of this course is to enable students to interpret the historical origins of modern categories like the nation, industrial and financial capitalism, colonialism, imperialism and revolutions that have survived in contemporary world. The course will trace the historical trajectory of these elements not in isolation but in relation to one or the other. The course will terminate with the Second World War after which there is a marked shift in the organization of world.

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