Alex: So it seems you decided to teach AS334 (Race, Religion, and Caste in India and America) again in WN21? In our earlier conversation from March 2020, you talked a little bit about this course but you weren’t thinking Read more…


Alex Prosi (AP):  So for this next exchange, I think it would be appropriate to begin bridging two seemingly disparate parts of your studies. When we first met, I knew you exclusively for your work on the precarious and fickle Read more…


  Alex Prosi (AP): Hey Arvind, I’m excited to be here and have an opportunity to finally co-write a dialogue with you. For the readers who (likely) don’t know me, my name is Alex Prosi (they/them) and I’ve been talking Read more…


SK: Since our last discussion, several significant conversations have taken place in the media and other channels on the need to address and correct overt forms of racism and violence seen in our culture and society. Major corporations, news-media networks, Read more…


Dialogues Between Arvind Mandair and Stan Kowalinski Arvind Mandair (ASM):  Since the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police on May 25th 2020, people from different walks of life and different cultural backgrounds throughout America have engaged in overwhelmingly peaceful Read more…


Its now almost exactly six weeks since the Covid-19 induced lockdown began in Michigan and five weeks since I wrote the last blog “Class Consciousness: A Sticky Issue”. I had not intended to follow up the last post on class Read more…


Questions: What has been the general reception of students who took AS334 Race/Religion/Caste in India & the USA class? were the class demographics and dynamics like? there any difficult moments or particular classes that you wish you could have taught Read more…


Your course situates the three problematic elements (Race/Religion/Caste) in a schema that connects India and the USA. Why India and the USA? First of all, the course is taught within an Asian Studies curriculum and I belong to a South Read more…


Can you say a little bit about the course readings and the overall structure of the course? The full name of this course is, Race, Religion and Caste in India and the USA:  Patterns of Prejudice. It’s a bit of Read more…

 

Arvind-Pal S. Mandair
Associate Professor of Sikh Studies

Philosophy/Religion/Postcolonial Theory/Sikh Studies/South Asian Studies

Email: amandair@umich.edu
Phone: 734.763.6307
Office: 202 South Thayer Street
Office 6155
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608

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