Oct 17, 2021
FYSP 140 - Religion, Politics, and Ethnicity in South Asian History
4 SS, CD, WRi
First Semester. This seminar analyzes
the historical developments leading up to independence in South Asia,
when religious and ethnic identities became prime politically
mobilizing factors in many competing anti-colonial movements. The
violent 1947 partition of South Asia led to the creation of the Islamic
republics of Pakistan and Bangladesh; while officially secular, India
has also moved recently towards religiously defined nationalism.
Cross-cutting these religiously defined communities, however, are
powerful ethnic identities, including regional nationalisms and
Prerequisites & Notes
Enrollment Limit: 14.
Credits: 4 hours
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