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Anthropology

Academics

Anthropology 295. Peoples and Cultures of South Asia

Religious and ethnic diversity and conflict, ritual performance and festivity, caste, colonialism, cultural heritage, nationalism and modern struggles over sovereignty and development schemes are all features of South Asia that anthropologists find particularly interesting. This course explores the extraordinary cultural diversity of this region, which extends from the Himalayas to Sri Lanka and Pakistan to Bhutan in order to better understand the differences and commonalities that divide and unite its peoples.

(Bruce Owens)

Connections:
Conx 20032 Cultural Flows in South Asia