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South Asian 131: Introduction to Contemporary Tamil Literature

Offered completely in English translation, this course aims to introduce modern literatures in the Tamil language written in India, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malaysia and other Tamil diasporic spaces. During the course, students will encounter a wide variety of literary aesthetic practices that shape contemporary... Read More

South Asian 122 Sec. 2: The Novel in India

Lecture and discussion on the novel as it arose on the Indian subcontinent during the 19th and 20th centuries, using English translations and original works in English. Critical discussion of the novel as a modern genre adapted to local conditions and coexisting with older traditions... Read More

South Asian C144: Islam in South Asian

Cross-listed with History 100F Section 3. The aim of this course on the culture and history of Muslim communities and institutions in South Asia is to introduce students to the broad historical currents of the expansion of Islam in the Indian subcontinent, the nature of... Read More

Introduction to Contemporary Tamil Literature

This course aims to introduce modern literatures in the Tamil language written in India, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malaysia and other Tamil diasporic spaces. During the course, students will encounter a wide variety of literary aesthetic practices that shape contemporary Tamil literary histories and their... Read More

South Asian 124: Modern Indian Literature

This course aims to introduce the vernacular and the Anglophone literary landscapes of South Asia by providing an overview of the role and growth of modern literature in India. This course examines the different socio-cultural, political and historical contexts in the production and reception of... Read More

South Asian 123: RELIGION IN MEDIEVAL INDIA

Focusing on the period between 600 and 1600 C.E., this course examines major developments within popular Hinduism, the growth and spread of Islam (Sufism) and the emergence of Sikhism on the Indian subcontinent. Course material includes extracts from theological and philosophical literature, poetry, autobiographical and... Read More