” Urdu drama serials from the 1980s to the 2000s can be described as an aesthetic representation of the ideals and ambitions of a bourgeois Pakistani society through elements such as marriage, economic mobility and class structure.
In this course we will try to understand exactly what kinds of domesticities and conceptions of the national are coming into play in these disparate forms.
How does the Urdu drama genre deal with questions of class and gender? What is domesticity according to these serials? How do ideals of nationhood and belonging alter over the course of three decades?”