REL 321.001

Religion & Identity in South Asia

T | 3:30-5:50 pm

MA 210

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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.

Steven Ramey

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Jhule Lal and Guru Nanak in a shrine, Lucknow India


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

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

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