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Introduction to South Asian Cultures
This course introduces core themes in culture and society in South Asia, with an anthropological focus. Topics include the religious traditions of South Asia (in particular, Hinduism, Islam); varied expressions of kinship, gender, and everyday life; and the influence of global forces on local practices. Emphasis will be on the modern period, with selective historical context highlighting recent forces of nationalism, communalism, and "modernity." A variety of films will be shown throughout the course.
Sample reading list:
Sarah Lamb, Aging and the Indian Diaspora. Cosmopolitan Families...
Mukulika Banerjee, Muslim Portraits. Everyday Lives in India
Atreyee Sen Shiv Sena, Women Violence and Communalism in a Bombay Slum
Sondra L. Hausner, Wandering with Sadhus Ascetics in the Hindu Himalayas
Craig Jeffrey, Timepass: Youth, Class, and the Politics of Waiting in India
Reena Patel, Working the Night Shift Women in India's CallCenter Industry
See instructor for complete list
Approximately 100-150 pages of reading per week. One 8-page midterm essay discussing a particular theme that interests the student from readings to date, and one 12-page final paper bringing together different readings from the course (topic is open).
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 40%
Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Guest lecturers in this course will include Princeton faculty from various departments.
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