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Urban India


This course is offered as part of Davidson College's 2016 semester-in-India Program. Using Hyderabad as the site from which to contextualize Indian cities, students will explore a diverse array of issues facing cities in the global South. Through guest lectures on the history of Hyderabad's urbanization, students will learn about the city's many transformations in the twentieth and twenty-first century, focusing specifically on: labor flows and migration; geographical dislocations of the urban poor; intersection between linguistic, religious, caste, and regional communities; urban political economy; transportation; waste management; gender and public space; environmental and ecological impacts of urbanization; mapping urban developments over time.

Satisfies a Social-Scientific Thought requirement.
Satisfies a cultural diversity requirement.
Satisfies a minor requirement in South Asian Studies.
Satisfies a major requirement in History.