ANTH369 - ISLAM AND THE CULTURAL POLITICS OF NATIONALISM IN MODERN SOUTH ASIA
India, Pakistan, and Bangledesh together have the largest population of Muslims in the world. This course provides an introdution to the history of Muslim communities in modern South Asia: their reconstitutions in the modern period and their role in the formation of the region's nation-states in the twentieth century. We will read primary sources- political speeches, newspaper reports, diaries, fiction, poetry, film and music- and interpret them historically as we acquaint ourselves with South Asian Muslim cultures. No prior knowledge of South Asia is required.
Section 401 - LEC -
Department of Anthropology
Museum, Room 325, 3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 898-7461 Fax: (215) 898-7462