Home and the World

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Political Science

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Amherst College

(Offered as WAGS 207 and POSC 207 [SC - starting with the Class of 2015].) 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.

Spring semester.. Professors Basu and Shandilya.

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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Home and the World
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Amrita Basu, Krupa Shandilya

abasu@amherst.edu; kshandilya@amherst.edu

TTH 11:30AM-12:50PM

CHAP 203