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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22


ASCL 11.04 Introduction to South Asia: Culture and Identity on the Indian Subcontinent

This interdisciplinary course is an introduction to the cultures of South Asia—particularly the contemporary nations of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh—with a focus on the issue of identity. The course will examine the many identities of South Asia, including regional, religious, caste, national and gender identities and explore how these identities have been shaped in contexts of change from ancient times to the present. Topics covered will include the role of identity in food practices, Bollywood and sport as well as the role of identity in politics and the public sphere.

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ASCL Faculty

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:SOC; WCult:CI

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