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The University of Maine    
 
    
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANT 252 - Civilization in South Asia


An exploration into the nature of civilization in South Asia, focusing on India. The central religious tradition of Hinduism and the caste order are investigated, with complementary perspectives provided by non-Hindu traditions. The impact of colonialism and development of national identities are also considered. Anthropological views are distinguished from and supplemented by other disciplinary perspectives.

General Education Requirements: Satisfies the General Education Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives and Social Contexts and Institutions requirements.

Credits: 3