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
Tue Thu 1pm-2:30pm
Course location to be announced.
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