South Asian C144: Islam in South Asian

Category: South Asian
Course #: 33579
Units: 4
Times and Locations:
TuTh 11am - 12:30pm 60 Social Sciences Building
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 Muslim political authority, the interaction between religious communities, Islamic aesthetics and contributions to material culture, the varied engagements and reactions of Muslims to colonial rule, and the contemporary concerns of South Asia's Muslims. While this is a lecture course, ample time will be set aside for discussion and the active engagement of participants will be expected. Lectures will be supplemented with visual material, music, and movies where possible.