Globalization of India
General Catalog Course Title:
Advanced Studies in International and Area Studies
Terms Offered:
Fall 2016
Spring 2016
Fall 2015

This course uses the analytic of globalization and an interdisciplinary approach to provide an overview of contemporary India, focusing mainly, though not exclusively, on urban India. Students will be introduced to the debates surrounding colonial modernity, as an earlier globalizing era, this serving as background for considering contemporary India. Topics covered include: the Indian middle class, urban life, Hindu nationalism, and other social movements, the postcolonial public, expressive culture, the changing nature and role of castes. No background on India is required. 

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