21F.040 A Passage to India: Introduction to Modern Indian Culture and Society


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Introduction to Indian culture through films, short-stories, novels, essays, newspaper articles. Examines some major social and political controversies of contemporary India through discussions centered on India's history, politics and religion. Focuses on issues such as ethnic tension and terrorism, poverty and inequality, caste conflict, the missing women, and the effects of globalization on popular and folk cultures. Particular emphasis on the IT revolution, outsourcing, the new global India and the enormous regional and subcultural differences. Taught in English.

This class has no prerequisites.

21F.040 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by A. Banerjee.

Lecture occurs 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Wednesdays in 4-249.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

In the Spring 2015 Subject Evaluations, 21F.040 was rated 6.2 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the DSpace@MIT: 21F.040 A Passage to India: Introduction to Modern Indian Culture and Society, Spring 2005 site.

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