Indian Culture I

A.Y. 2016/2017
6
Max ECTS
40
Overall hours
SSD
L-OR/19
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Students are expected to reach a deep knowledge of the social, political, cultural and historical mechanisms through which Indian Nation took form. The course is supposed to let the students acquire a high and deep knowledge of the social, cultural and intellectual transformations India went through in the past 150 years and notably in the post colonial period. Students will be expected to understand the logic of construction and representation of collective identities in colonial and post-colonial India.
Expected learning outcomes
After attending the course, students should be able to recognize the main theoretical positions emerging in the contemporary debate on the historiographical and anthropological representation of the development of Indian society. The course is also supposed to promote students' ability to critically deal with methodological problems and to use appropriate scientific terminology. Students are expected to become familiar with academic and specialist literature and the course means to promote students' autonomy in studying topics related to Indian culture.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Teaching Unit 1
L-OR/19 - MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES OF THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Teaching Unit 2
L-OR/19 - MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES OF THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours