This course will explore the everyday lives, politics, and theologies of working-class persons in modern South Asia. The course will examine contemporary debates on globalization, development, and precarity; workers' experiences of factory work, informality, and agitations; and workers' religious practices and theological visions. Core concerns of the course will include inquiries into the appropriate categories for understanding workers' lives and visions, and the possibilities for autonomous, nonviolent politics among working-class people in South Asia. The course will draw upon a range of sources, including ethnographies, oral histories, epics, novels, and Hindi cinema.
Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: No
Jointly offered as South Asian Studies 196
Mon Wed 12pm-1pm
Course location to be announced.
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