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ASIA 330 001 (Lecture)

Islam in South Asia

Islam as a transnational phenomenon with specific reference to its South Asian forms.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Location: Vancouver

Term 1 (Sep 03, 2019 to Nov 29, 2019)

Cr/D/F Grading Change Dates

Last day to change between Credit/D/Fail and percentage grading (grading options cannot be changed after this date): September 17, 2019

Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : September 17, 2019
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
October 11, 2019

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
1 Mon Wed Fri10:0011:00Geography101
Instructor: NAQVI, NAVEENA

Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:38
Currently Registered:17
General Seats Remaining:38
Restricted Seats Remaining*:0
-  The partition of British India in 1947 produced the separate Muslim-majority and Hindu-majority states of Pakistan and India. This moment was the culmination of a long historical arc, in which religious identities were transformed and politicized under colonialism. This arc is the focus of our inquiry as we trace the development of a spectrum of modern Muslim subjectivities from the advent of colonial rule to the present. The first part of the course will consider a range of developments, such as the influence of modernizing Muslim ideologues, the role of Christian missionaries, the introduction of the printing press, and the creation of modern madrasa schools. In later weeks, as we trace the emergence of electoral politics and the violent partition of India in the twentieth century, we &~ will address how contemporary South Asian Muslim identities intersected with other articulations of identity such as caste, gender, class and political ideologies. If this course is blocked please sign up for the waitlist section. Students will be placed into the class based off our department priority guidelines. For more information please visit: (Is the class blocked even though there are a few seats that are free? This is normal. Please check our website for what this means.)

Book Summary :
Title Reqd/Opt/Rel Author ISB
Islam in South Asia in Practice Required METCALF 9780691044200