November 2009 Archives

South Asia Courses, Spring 2010

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The courses on South Asia offered for the Spring Semester, 2010 at the U of MN are listed below. They are arranged by level.


South Asia Courses

Freshman Seminar: Ramayana and Media (ALL 1905): Bali Sahota

Topics in Dance: Contemporary Indian Dance 2 (DNCE 1500): Ananya Chatterjea

Art of India (ARTH 3014W, RELS 3415W, ALL 3014W): Rick Asher

Hinduism (ALL 3671, ALL5671, RELS 3671): Indira Junghare

20th Century India (HIST 3489): Emily Rook-Koepsel

Formation of Indian Art: 2500 BCE to 300 CE (ArtH 5775): Rick Asher

The Diversity of Traditions: Indian Art 1200 to Present
(ArtH 5777): Cathy Asher

Topics: Sanskrit Drama in Early and Modern India (ALL 5900, CL 5910, CSCL 5910, TH 5950): Simona Sawhney

Seminar: Issues in the History of Art: Contemporary Art and Theory: Middle East and India (ArtH 8950): Cathy Asher


South Asian Languages


Intermediate Hindi (HNDI 3132, HNDI 4004): Ravi Prasad

Advanced Hindi (HNDI 4162): Ravi Prasad

Beginning Hindi and Urdu (HNUR 1102, 4002): Abir Bazaz, Emily Durham-Shapiro

Intermediate Urdu (URDU 3132, URDU 4004)



Courses with South Asia Connections


Introduction to the Religions of the World (RELS 1001): Jim Laine

Globalize This! Understanding Globalization through Sociology
(GLOS 4221, GLOS 4321): Michael Goldman


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These have been gleaned from the online course listings. Please let me know if any additions or corrections are needed: faust011@umn.edu

Selected New Titles in Ames Library - November 2009

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Below is a list of selected new titles added to the Ames Library of South Asia in October 2009.

Flavia Agnes Lecture

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"State Control and Sexual Morality - The Case of the Bar Dancers of Mumbai"
by Flavia Agnes

This public lecture will address the concerns of women who danced in bars in Mumbai and the issue of public morality which led to a ban on bar dancing. The lecture will discern the contradictory pulls and diverse feminist positions which were foregrounded in the campaign and the various legal issues which were raised in the Public Interest Litigation before the Bombay High Court. The entire campaign will be traced through Agnes's own engagement with this issue.

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Flavia Agnes is a lawyer at the Bombay High Court and founder of Majlis, a legal and cultural resource centre in Mumbai, India. She is a relentless advocate of gender equality through the law and a staunch critic of the Uniform Civil Code. Agnes appeared before the Sri Krishna Commission enquiry into the 1992 riots in the Indian cities of Mumbai and Berhampada. She has written and published extensively, including in the journals Subaltern Studies, Economic and Political Weekly, and Manushi on the themes of minorities and the law, feminist jurisprudence, gender and law, and law in the context of women's movements. She is author of the book, Law and Gender Inequality: the Politics of Women's Rights in India, published by Oxford University Press (1999).

Friday, November 6, 2009
2:00-3:30 pm
30 Hubert Humphrey Hall

Michael Goldman talk

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"How the Financial Crisis is Reshaping 'World Cities"
by Michael Goldman
Associate Professor of Sociology,
University of Minnesota

This talk highlights a global shift in capital flows, post-2007: from Northern hedge/derivatives firms into real estate and infrastructure projects in Southern cities such as Mumbai and Bangalore. We will discuss how urban planning in our global South 'world cities' is being influenced by these toxic forms of financial speculation.

ICGC Brown Bag Series
Friday November 6, 2009
12:00 pm
537 Heller Hall

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