Course Catalog - 2018-2019

     

ASIA 314 - RELIGION IN MODERN SOUTH ASIA

Long Title: RELIGION, IDENTITY, AND NATION IN MODERN SOUTH ASIA
Department: Asian Studies
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: This course examines how religion has emerged to define collective identities of modern nation states in South Asia. It will delineate how Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam were conceptualized in colonial period and how they have influenced the shaping of identities of post-colonial nations. Case studies from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka will be discussed in detail.