The course will deal with the contemporary Indian presence in Italy. A specific attention will be paid to the Sikh immigration in Italy and to its peculiarities. While analysing Indian presence in Italy, some practical circumstances and potential problems related to the differences between Italian family law and Indian family law will be taken into consideration.
Prerequisites for admission
The students are supposed to know thoroughly Indian history as well as the composition and the main features of Indian society, the history, development, contents and characteristics of Indian religions and of Islam in India.
The students who are not familiar with Indian history are invited to study the following volume:
M. Torri, Storia dell'India, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2000.
Students who are not familiar with Hinduism and with Indian variations of Islam are invited to study the following books:
G. Flood, L'induismo. Temi, tradizioni, prospettive, Einaudi, Torino, 2006.
D. Bredi, Storia della cultura indo-musulmana, Carocci, Roma, 2006.
D. Denti-M. Ferrari-F. Perocco, I Sikh. Storia e immigrazione, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2005.
D. Francavilla, Il diritto nell'India contemporanea, Torino, Giapichelli, 2010.
M. Seghesio, Hindu Code I. Legge, consuetudine, e tradizione nel diritto matrimoniale indù, Libellula Edizioni, Tricase, 2016.
Non-attending students should write to Professor Angelillo in order to receive further, supplementary, studying materials (papers, essays, legal cases, sentences discussed and analysed during the course, etc.).
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam is oral and it means to verify the acquisition of both theoretical knowledge and skills in discussing and presenting effectively and properly the subjects the course revolves around. Grading, besides student's preparation, will also take into account her/his ability of analysis and synthesis, clarity in exposition, use of an appropriate terminology. An organic vision of the topics discussed in the course, the capacity for critical analysis and the use of a precise and appropriate language will be positively evaluated. The student may write and discuss a short paper dealing with one of the subjects analysed during the course. The student who would like to write and discuss a paper instead of having an oral exam based on the course bibliography should send his/her paper (not shorter than 10.000 characters) to professor Angelillo one week before the day of the exam. Without the following formal characteristics the paper will not be taken into consideration: 1) quotations always accompanied by the bibliographic reference of the source; 2) short final bibliography written according to one of the bibliography models accepted in the academic publications.
The assessment will take into consideration the strength of the preparation, the student's ability to critically deal with methodological problems, the clarity and the ability to use appropriate scientific terminology.