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ERIC Number: ED421374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 126
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum on Women in Contemporary India: A Multidisciplinary and Historical Approach. Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminars Abroad 1966 (India).
Wolfson, Ron
This curriculum guide was developed to assist high school students in understanding the role of women in modern India. The one semester elective course uses historical texts, biographies, scholarly works, novels, short stories, poems, and film as a means of exploring the subject matter. The course looks at the traditional role of women in modern India over the millennium as well as the place of women in the major religions of India. Sections of the guide include: (1) "Historical India: Empire and Religion"; (2) "Contemporary India: The Raj to the Present"; (3) "Women in Contemporary Indian Literature"; and (4) "Women in Contemporary India." Reading materials include, "Careless Daughters" from "Dharma's Daughters: Contemporary Indian Women and Hindu Culture" (Sara S. Mitter);"Wedding First, Love Later: Arranged Marriage among the Educated Classes," from "May You Be the Mother of a Hundred Sons: A Journey Among the Women of India" (Elisabeth Bumiller); readings from "India" (Richard Waterstone); "Great Mughal Glory (1605-1707)" from "A New History of India, 4th ed. (Stanley Wolpert); and "Great Women in Buddhism" from "Great Women of India" (Swami Madhavananda, Ramesh Chandra Majumdar, eds.). (EH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: United States Educational Foundation in India.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India