HDS 3402

South Asian Literary Cultures: An Introduction

Harpreet Singh


In the beginning of the second millennium, a major literary transformation--vernacularization--occurred in South Asia. The focus of this course is this historical process that led to the development of vernacular literary cultures. The goal of the course is to introduce students to a range of north Indian literary genres-in Awadhi, Brajbhasha, Panjabi, Sindhi and Urdu-with an emphasis on religious, political and regional identity, and the ways in which literary production intersects with music and art of the region. All reading will be in English and no knowledge of languages of the region is required.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: No
Jointly offered as South Asian Studies 191


0.50 credits
Spring 2013
Tue Thu 10am-11:30am
FAS 1 Bow Street Room 317

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Hindu Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • South Asian Religious Traditions
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • South Asian Religions
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None