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First Name Last Name Userid Title Home School Org Short Name
Afsar Mohammad mamoha senior lecturer School of Arts and Sciences South Asia Studies
SOUTH ASIA STUDIES
054
Spring 2020 (Deactivations ONLY)
Spring 2020
Relgn&Resistance S. Asia
In this course, we focus on various medieval and contemporary devotional forms of Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam in South Asia. Several definitions try to tie the idea of devotion to classicism and traditionalism with a set of conservative ideas. However, this course introduces the students to a diverse and pluralistic understanding of Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam that also has a history of resistance and protest beginning with poets such as Kabir and others from the Bhakti movement, and Sufi devotional contexts in South Asia. We read about the histories of these rebellious poets and their interventions into the traditional practices of devotion. We also discuss about how these medieval trends find their way into contemporary times enriching the discourses of Dalit, Muslim and Feminist movements.
Every Other Year

Foundational Approach

Course not offered every year
Cross Cultural Analysis
 
Mahboob
Full Time Lecturer
Full Time Lecturer
promotes the cross cultural analysis and studying diversity
In this course, we focus on various medieval and contemporary devotional forms of Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam in South Asia. Several definitions tie the idea of devotion to classicism and traditionalism with a set of conservative concepts and textual patterns. Contesting similar stereotypical boundaries, this course introduces the students to a diverse and pluralistic understanding of Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam that also has a history of resistance and protest beginning with poets such as Kabir and others from the Bhakti movement, and Sufi devotional contexts in South Asia. We read about the histories of these rebellious poets and their interventions into the traditional practices of devotion. We also discuss about how these medieval trends find their way into contemporary times enriching the discourses of Dalit, Muslim and Feminist movements.

Methods of Assessment

one short paper
final research paper
Mid-term analysis and final research paper
class presentations followed by question and answer in an academic conference mode

Cross Cultural Analysis

 
The readings address the concerns of various social patterns and their cultural values, the variations between the classical and modern.
 
The readings cover diverse aspects of art, religion and literature with an emphasis on social behavior and diversified response to other cultures
 
the making of religious identities in contemporary society. how the politics of resistance play into the making of these religious identities
 
1. Informed reading of diverse religious texts and their contemporary relevance. 2. the study of arts and material culture as they correspond to modern religious manifestations

Cultural Diversity in the US

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Quantitative Data Analysis

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Formal Reasoning

 
 
 
 
 
 

Administrative Fields

 
 
 
 
 
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