Social and Cultural History of India
Semester One 2012
- Not Offered
Focussing on ancient, colonial and contemporary India, this course considers themes such as untouchability and caste relationships, village and high culture Hinduism, religious conversion as social protest, violence against women and state use of spy and surveillance techniques networks throughout Indian history. The course investigates religion, gender and the state as contexts for regulation of and resistance to cultural and political authority at different times in Indian history.
Either 30 points in SAST at 200-level or 15 points in SAST at 100-level plus 15 points in SAST at 200 level. Students without these prerequisites but with 60 points in appropriate courses may enter the course with the approval of the Programme Coordinator.