Cultural and Political History of Contemporary South Asia

Description: Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Designed for juniors/seniors. Problem of modernity; partition of India and emergence of Pakistan; political, social, ecological, and women's movements; struggle for rights and conflicts of identity among Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs; terrorism in Sri Lanka and Punjab; public culture, popular cinema, and street life. P/NP or letter grading.

Units: 4.0
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