PACS 413: Indigenous Studies
The life and living of the indigenous people has been critical in modern state system in many respects. Even a cursory look at the complexity of indigenous people reveals the difficulty of finding a precise, acceptable and universal definition of who qualifies as indigenous people in Africa, Americas and Asia. This course aims to build students’ critical understanding of the concept, definitional debate, global politics of indegeneity and their right-based political activism at both national and international level. It will furnish students’ knowledge about contemporary indigenous affairs, their survival and struggle in the global age and human rights discourses.