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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Fall 2009

ANS 384 • Core Studies in South Asia

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
31220 M
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
WAG 112
OLIVELLE

Course Description

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.

Grading Policy

1 Reaction Paper (20%) Take-Home Exam (15%) 1 Final Paper (40%) Class Participation & Quizzes (25%)

Texts

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

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