The Home and the World: Women and Gender in South Asia
This course will study South Asian women and gender through key texts in film, literature, history and politics. How did colonialism and nationalism challenge the distinctions between the “home” and the “world” and bring about partitions which splintered once shared cultural practices? What consequences did this have for postcolonial politics? How do ethnic conflicts, religious nationalisms and state repression challenge conceptions of “home”? How have migrations, globalization and diasporas complicated relations between the home and the world? Texts will include Salman Rushdie’s Shalimar the Clown, Ram Gopal Varma’s epic film Sarkar and Partha Chatterjee’s The Nation and Its Fragments.
Fall semester. Professors Basu and Shandilya.
Cost: 45.00 ?
Offerings2015-16: Offered in Spring 2016
Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Spring 2013, Spring 2015