• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

The course will consider anthropological approaches to the analysis of religion and society  in India.  It will examine contemporary ethnographic studies of village and urban life giving particular  attention to caste, gender and family relations.  It will also examine the manner in which the religious  ideology of the subaltern classes complements and contradicts that of the Brahmanic elite through a  close examination of oral traditions and popular religious practices.  Finally, students will be  introduced to some to the contemporary debates about approaches to the analysis of Indian society and  culture.

Other Information

This course may be counted towards an Anthropology, Development Studies, or Religious Studies major

Indicative Assessment

Tutorial attendance and participation (10%), 2500 word essay (45%) and final take-home exam (45%).

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Workload

2 hours of lectures and one hour of tutorial per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 units of 1000 level courses. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ANTH6033. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Textbook
*Fuller, C. J. The Camphor Flame: Popular Hinduism and Society in India, Princeton, pb, 1992.

Preliminary Reading

*Das, V. Critical Event: An Anthropological Perspective on Contemporary India, Oxford, pb, 1995.

Majors

Minors

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2286
2006 $2286
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3132
2006 $3132
2007 $3132
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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