GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCESASIAN STUDIES


ASN 561


This course is designed to introduce students to significant social, political and cultural issues in India’s recent history and through its emergence as a modern nation state. In the first half of the course, our broad aim will be to analyze what was at stake in formulations of ‘tradition’ and ‘modernity.’ The latter half of the course will examine how these formulations relate to contemporary issues and everyday life in South Asia. How concepts such as gender, caste, religion, and nation change over time, will be explored.