Oct 17, 2021  
Course Catalog 2006-2007 
Course Catalog 2006-2007 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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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 “caste-based” parties. 

Prerequisites & Notes
Enrollment Limit: 14.
Mr. Fisher

Credits: 4 hours

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