ANS 384 • Core Studies in South Asia
5:30 PM-8:30 PM
This reading-intensive, discussion-oriented course is intended for students who have commenced graduate-level work in South Asian studies. Students will be ushered into discourses of historiography, cultural studies, and literary theory through some of the foundational texts that have shaped the field. They will engage in the exercise of assessing what it means to be "interdisciplinary," with the intention that it will enrich their perspectives on the rich tapestry of approaches that constitutes area studies in general and South Asian studies in particular.
1 Reaction Paper (20%) Take-Home Exam (15%) 1 Final Paper (40%) Class Participation & Quizzes (25%)
Course Packet at Speedway Edward Said, Orientalism Ronald Inden, Imagining India Paula Richman, Questioning Ramayanas Frances Pritchett, Nets of Awareness Sara Suleri, The Rhetoric of English India Gayatri Spivak, The Post-Colonial Critic: Interviews, Strategies, Dialogues Muzaffar Alam, The Languages of Political Islam Ayesha Jalal, The Sole Spokesman James Laine, Shivaji Vinay Dharwadker (ed.), The Collected Essays of A.K. Ramnujan Rukun Advani, Indian History from Above and Below