GNDR 304

Imagining India from Empire to Bollywood

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Formerly: WS 314

Uses a gendered lens to analyze the manner in which both the British colonial gaze and Indian nationalists imagined India. Theoretical readings, biographies and Bollywood films will unpack ways in which gender, race and class constructed dominant ideas of the Indian nation and how this nationalism in turn shaped women's lives. Exploration begins in the late colonial period and ends in modern India.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of GNDR 304, WS 314.


  • Minimum second-year standing; or
  • permission of the department.

Undergraduate course in Gender Studies offered by the Department of Gender Studies in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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