HIST279

Social and Cultural History of India

15 points

Not offered 2020, offered in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019

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Description

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 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.

Pre-requisites

Either 15 points in HIST with a B grade or
better, or
30 points in HIST or
Ancient History (CLAS111, CLAS112) with a passing grade.  Alternatively, a B average in 60 points of coursework.

Restrictions

HIST367, SAST302, SAST202

Equivalent Courses

SAST202