Fall 2019

The Home and the World: Women and Gender in South Asia

Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as ASLC-207  |  Political Science, as POSC-207  |  Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies, as SWAG-207


Krupa Shandilya (Section 01)


(Offered as SWAG 207, ASLC 207, and POSC 207) 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?

Fall semester. Professor Shandilya.


Attention to Issues of Class, Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Issues of Race


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Spring 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2019