RELIGION IN MODERN INDIA

Category: South Asian
Course #: SASIAN 128
Units:
This course considers the co-option, reinterpretation and dissemination of sacred texts and religious practices in various political and cultural projects in India during the colonial and post-colonial periods. Students are introduced to religious “reform” movements and cross-cultural debates during the colonial period. We also examine how the concept of a secular state in post-Independence India has shaped and continues to shape religious practice and public policy.

Instructors:

Alexander von Rospatt