Religion and Nation in India and Pakistan|
Spring 2007 not offered
In 1947, India and Pakistan emerged as new nations born from the inherent antagonism between Hinduism and Islam. Or so it seemed. Before Independence and after, South Asia has been a debating ground regarding the notion of nationalism, the role of British imperialism, and the natures of Hinduism and Islam.
This class will explore the changes in the interrelationships between religion, imperialism, and nationalism in South Asia both before and during the independence struggle of India and Pakistan and in the most recent debates regarding the future of each nation. Materials include primary and secondary sources both in print and on-line.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Jawaharlal Nehru, DISCOVERY OF INDIA
Tapan Basu, et. al, KHAKI SHORTS AND SAFFRON FLAGS
Benedict Anderson, IMAGINED COMMONITIES
Mohandas Gandhi, HIND SWARAJ
Thom Hansen, THE SAFFRON WAVE
Gyanendra Pandey, THE COLONIAL
Barbara Metcalf, CONCISE HISTORY OF INDIA
Gyanendra Pandey, THE COLONIAL CONSTRUCTION OF COMMUNALISM
Peter van der Veer, RELIGIOUS NATIONALISM
|Examination and Assignments: |
Attendance and participation, three short papers, one research paper, one learning opportunity (exam).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills a "Religion in Society" requirement for the department major.