ASIAN 400 - Indian Religions and Western Thought
Winter 2017, Section 001
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Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
Junior and above.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
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Description

This course examines the intellectual and cultural encounter between India and the West from the 1770’s to the present day, a period that coincides with the entry of India into the historical experience of colonialism and modernity. It looks at how the discovery of knowledge about India affected debates in modern European philosophy and conversely examines the reception of European ideas in modern Indian thought. One of the outcomes of this encounter is that national culture in India and Europe developed in relation to a shared experience of colonialism in which notions of religion and secularity were crucial in evolving the idea of the nation in both regions. This course will examine how Western discourses of race, religion, secularity gender and spirituality were received by Indian elites and how this intimate encounter helped to define some of the central problems of Indian democracy today. 

Schedule

ASIAN 400 - Indian Religions and Western Thought
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
31455
Open
1
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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