HDS 3390

A Clash of Civilizations? Hindus and Muslims in South Asia

Harpreet Singh


The objective of the course is to understand the rich and complex history of Hindu-Muslim interactions in one of most diverse regions in the world. Using literature, art, film and critical scholarship, we will study the ways in which religious identities have been negotiated and contested in the public sphere. We will attempt to respond to the question whether religious strife between Hindus and Muslims in South Asia represents a "clash of civilizations" or something more interesting.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: No
Jointly offered as South Asian Studies 194


0.50 credits
Fall 2013
Wed 3pm-5pm
FAS 1 Bow Street Room 317

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Comparative Studies
  • Hindu Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Religion, Literature, and Culture
  • South Asian Religious Traditions
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None