MIS, Introduction to Modern India and South Asia’s History, Culture, and Society 2 (F21)

Course content

This course introduces the forms of social distinctions and inequalities in societies in South Asia. It examines the specific issues of caste, class, gender and social kinship, and their complex entanglements with religion in urban and rural contexts. It draws on critical debates and ethnographies of the region, as well as films (including documentary footage) and fiction (e.g. Dalit stories). The course aims to illuminate the fluid and diverse formations that characterise the societies in this region, and the relations of power integral to them.

Education
  • Curriculum Bachelor's degree programme in modern India and South Asia Studies 2019
  • Curriculum The Bachelor's supplementary subject in Japanese Studies, China studies, Korean studies (Asian Studies) and modern India and South Asia Studies 2019
Learning outcome

BA 2019-curriculum: 
Introduction to Modern India and South Asia’s History, Culture, and Society 2(Activity code HIAB00931E) 

BA Elective 2019-curriculum: 
Introduction to Modern India and South Asia’s History, Culture, and Society 2(Activity code HIAB10111E)

A combination of lectures and active student participation in presentations and discussions. The course involves 3 hour sessions per week for 14 weeks. In addition to the readings and preparations for the course, there will be one take-home practice/processual essay.

The reading material will provided in Absalon

Oral
Individual
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Criteria for exam assessment

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 42
  • Preparation
  • 164,25
  • English
  • 206,25