The first interdisciplinary teaching program under the Institution of Eminence (IoE) project of the UoH will be on offer as an Open Elective starting Aug. 2021.
Designed and coordinated by Professor Aloka Parasher-Sen, Professor Emerita in the Dept. of Sanskrit, School of Humanities, “WE LIVE, YOU LIVE AND THE MUTE ‘OTHER’: Negotiating Human – Non-Human Habitations and the Wild” is a 4-credit course on the “non-human”.
It will look at the geological, the text and written word, the visual in historical perspective and the oral as memorized, cutting across the disciplines of earth sciences, language and archival studies, history, art history, anthropology and folklore.
The course will be team-taught by faculty from Humanities and Social Sciences. There will be lectures on Archaeological landscapes, concepts in Sanskrit texts, narratives and story-telling, artistic representations, colonial interventions and folk imaginaries around human- non-human relations in in pre-modern South Asia.
Among the instructors are Uma Chakravarti (Delhi), Kathleen Morrison (Pennsylvania), Reiko Ohnuma (Dartmouth) Andrew Bauer (Stanford), Mahesh Rangarajan (Krea) Nachiket Chanchani (Michigan), Ajay Dandekar and Sudeshna Guha (Shiv Nadar), Sita Reddy (Hyderabad), with Special lectures by Raghavendra Gadagkar (IISC Bangalore) and Dipesh Chakravarty (Chicago)
For further information contact the Dept. of Sanskrit, School of Humanities
WE LIVE, YOU LIVE AND THE MUTE ‘OTHER’:
Negotiating Human – Non-Human Habitations and the Wild”
An IoE Course of the Dept of Sanskrit