WINTER 2014 LSA THEME SEMESTER: India in the World
India has emerged on the world scene in new and exciting ways in recent decades:
- As one of the world’s most vibrant economies
- As a key player in geopolitics; as the world’s largest democracy
- As home to the world’s largest “middle class”
- As the site of one of the world’s largest and most vibrant film industries
- As a contributor to global trends in art and aesthetics
- As “home” to well-established and significant immigrant communities around the world, including the United States
India in the World seeks to underscore this, as well as to emphasize the ways that India is a part of everyday life in our increasingly globalized world.
India in the World will encourage students, faculty, and community members to explore the many facets of India, encouraging them to engage with India’s history, culture, politics, economy, art, religions, architecture, music, philosophy, contributions to mathematics and other sciences, and its diaspora. India in the World is organized around a set of musical events, art exhibits, symposia and conferences, a media series, lecture series, and a range of courses across the disciplines.
This theme semester is organized by the Center for South Asian Studies, a unit of the International Institute of the University of Michigan.