HDS 3529

Capitalism and Cosmology in Modern India

Shankar Ramaswami

Description

This course will explore the lives, politics, and cosmologies of working-class persons in modern India. The course will examine contemporary debates on globalization, development, and ecology; workers' experiences of factory work, informality, and agitations; and workers' religious practices, theologies, and cosmological 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 people in India. The course will draw upon a range of sources, including anthropology, history, religious studies, epics, and Hindi cinema.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: No
Jointly offered as South Asian Studies 196

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Scheduling

0.50 credits
Spring 2015
Wed 1pm-3pm
FAS 1 Bow Street Room 330

Relationship to Program Requirements

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