RELG 559 Caste and Dalits: Historical and Political Perspectives (3 credits)

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Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)


Religious Studies : This seminar addresses religion, caste, and the Dalit community (formerly known as "untouchables" in India through a range of historical and ritual contexts. Topics include representation in the Hindu textual tradition, colonialism, conversion, caste-based violence, caste and nationalism, non-Brahmin political assertion, and the contemporary reservation system.

Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • Winter

  • Prerequisites: RELG 252 and one 300 level course or higher in South Asian Religions

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