Jhule Lal and Guru Nanak in a shrine, Lucknow India

Steven Ramey

Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 and by appointment

REL 321.001 Religion & Identity in South Asia

In this course we will critically analyze the various ways people identify themselves and draw boundaries to separate groups from each other, using a series of case studies focusing on South Asia. While these divisions involve many elements, such as nationality, linguistic identity, gender, and class, aspects of human experience commonly identified as religious frequently intersect with these divisions. Throughout the course, we will develop various theoretical reflections on issues of identity and contested boundaries based on these case studies.

T | 3:30-5:50 pm

MA 210

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Readings

Pandey, Gyanendra
Routine Violence: Nations, Fragment, Histories
Stanford University Press, 2005
0804752648

Nesbitt, Eleanor
Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction
Oxford University Press, 2005
0192806017

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