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India, Women, and Visual Culture - Degree Course

This course examines images of women and the work of women artists in India, engaging with broader topics in feminist and postcolonial theory. We will investigate indigenous responses to colonial and to contemporary critiques of the female form in Indian art, discuss the agency of women artists in the twentieth century, and examine how women artists interpreted the female form. This is an advanced undergraduate course that emphasizes research and writing. Artists discussed in this class include Amrita Sher-Gil, Nilima Sheik, Shazia Sikander, Mithu Sen and Pushpamala Students will submit two 3-5page papers and one final studio project. Students will also lead discussion on one of the readings assigned in class.

3.0 College Credits

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Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class meeting days Monday, Friday
Building and room ONLINE
Course number 1183
Course instructor Arshiya Mansoor Lokhandwala PhD