Fall 2021: "South Asian Migrations" with Shoshana Goldstein

South Asian Migrations / URB 378 ARC 344 SAS 378 HUM 378

M W 11:20 am - 12:20 pm

Shoshana Goldstein, Princeton Mellon / Princeton Institute for International & Regional Studies Fellow

This interdisciplinary course explores the history, politics, and social dynamics of urban migration on the Indian subcontinent, home to and source of some of the largest migrations in human history. Through writing, discussion, and other activities, the class will also encounter broader concepts in the study of migration; its diversity, causes, challenges, as well as implications for social organization and city planning. Subtopics include the history of Asia's great migrations, partition and refugee resettlement, indentured and imported labor, gender politics, South Asian diasporas in the US, and the rural-urban divide in the global South.