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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

ASCL 54.02 Ethnic Identities in Modern South Asia

South Asian society has long been represented by rigid systems of hierarchy. Caste and religion have been represented as inexorable determinants of social possibility. Yet, what are the ways in which people have actually identifed themselves, and to what extent is hierarchical identification a product of South Asia's modern history? This course explores the problems of social and cultural difference in South Asia. How do modern institutions such as the census and electoral politics shape the way in which these problems are perceived today? What are the effects of the introduction of English education? This course explores the problems of social and cultural difference in South Asia.  We focus on religion, caste, language, and gender as factors shaping ethnic identity in South Asia.


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