Imagining Modern India: The Genesis and Goals of a Course-in-the-Making

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By training I am a South Asianist, specializing in the transformation of Hindu traditions during the colonial and postcolonial era. However, when I joined the Religion Department at Illinois Wesleyan University in 1992, I was the sole ‘Asianist.’ As such I was asked to provide coverage of the religious traditions of both South and East Asia. Accordingly, over the years I created a range of lower- and upper-level courses dedicated to such topics as ‘Asian Religious Literature,’ ‘Asian Religious Practice,’ and ‘Religion in Contemporary Japan,’ along with selected courses focusing on South Asia and Hinduism.

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Hatcher, B.A., 2009. Imagining Modern India: The Genesis and Goals of a Course-in-the-Making. ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts, 17(1), pp.97–107. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/ane.217

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Brian A. Hatcher (Illinois Wesleyan University)

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