ANTH 353 | SAST 569 | ANTH 553 | SAST 369: Himalayan Languages and Cultures
ANTH 353 | SAST 569 | ANTH 553 | SAST 369
Himalayan Languages and Cultures
Spring semester 2012
Hall of Graduate Studies (GHS) 301
Brief Outline of Class
We explore the Himalayan belt as a unique case study in the human condition and the distinctive adaptive strategies of smaller communities. Straddling the Indosphere and the Sinosphere, the Himalayan region is of profound geopolitical importance and home to enormous biological, cultural and linguistic diversity. Through reading relevant ethnographies, and by our careful study of the lives and livelihoods of some of the communities settled in and across Himalayan mountain states, we will ask probing questions about territory, identity, belonging and ideology.
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