Special Topics: Globalization in India

GLOBAL 121 Special Topics: Globalization in India

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Class #: 25506

Units/Credit: 4

Time/Location: TuTh: 3:30-5pm / 105 Latimer

Final Exam Group: TBA

Instructor: Clare Talwalker

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 casts. No background on India is required.

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