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Instructor Info:Uditi Sen
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Term: 2013S
Meeting Info: Wednesday
02:30 PM - 05:20 PM Adele Simmons Hall (ASH) 112
Description: This course explores the construction of gender and sexuality in South Asia. It looks at how the constructions of masculinity and femininity in the region have been shaped by broader historical processes, such as colonial rule and the national movement. Working chronologically from the colonial to the post-colonial period, this course explores the relative status of South Asian men, women and hijras within their communities. Touching upon feminist struggles and the recent queer movement in India, it interrogates the complex ways in which sexuality is refigured through the interface of social norms, religio-cultural beliefs and political movements for social justice.