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2023-2024 Catalog 
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REL 379 - From Taj Mahal to Taliban


This is an overview of Islam in South Asia with a particular emphasis on Islam in pre-partitioned India. Besides introductory and concluding sections, our study will be divided into three historical phases: 1) Muslim India during the Mughal era; 2) Muslim India during the British colonial era leading up to political independence in 1947; 3) the post-independence era till early 1990s when Taliban emerged to power in Afghanistan. In this third phase our attention will shift more toward contemporary states of Pakistan and Afghanistan. In addition to scholarly studies we will read primary texts, watch movies and documentaries and will also benefit from occasional guest speakers on diverse themes.

Satisfies Religious Studies major and minor requirement.
Satisfies South Asian Studies minor requirement.
Satisfies Philosophical and Religious Perspectives requirement.
Satisfies Curltural Diversity requirement.