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    Lehrstuhl für Indologie

    TM5: The Challenge of Gender

    Module Outline in Brief:

    For the last four decades, the category of gender has opened up new lines of enquiry, brought forward new methodologies, and has unsettled academic orthodoxies in disciplines such as history, political science, economics, literature, and performance studies. Gender must be an imperative framework in any understanding of the metamorphoses of the political, since it inflects all relationships of power. The changing signification of gender becomes visible at the interface of politics and feminism. Feminism contests constitutive structures of modern political institutions, for instance divisions between public and private, the state and the domestic, and political and civil societies.

    Module Coordinators:

    • Prof. Joerg Gengnagel (Institute of East and South Asian Cultural Studies, Chair of Indology, Universität Würzburg)
    • Prof. Elisabeth Schömbucher-Kusterer (Institute of East and South Asian Cultural Studies, Chair of Indology, Universität Würzburg)
    • Prof. Janaki Nair (Centre for Historical Studies, JNU, New Delhi)

    Module Committee (alph., by last name): 

    Former Members:

    • Prof. Dr. Heidrun Brückner (until December 2018, Chair of Indology, University of Würzburg)

    See for a full programme outline the page of TM5 on the ICAS:MP homepage.