Indian University Offers Harry Potter Magical Law Course
There’s good news for Potterheads: an Indian university is now offering students the chance to study the magical world’s textbook laws. The Harry Potter series written by JK Rowling has been a worldwide hit among readers of different age groups.
‘An Interface Between Fantasy Fiction Literature and Law: Special Focus on Rowling’s Potterverse’ course was launched in December 2018 at the National University of Juridical Sciences in Kolkata.
The university is calling upon all Harry Potter fans to enroll for the course to encourage creative thinking. According to the curriculum, senior students are asked to apply both Indian and wizardry laws and principles to fun topics such as unforgivable curses, torture, murder and possession of another person, along with the rules of Quidditch and the alleged murder of Sirius Black.
Moreover, the course explores all the ways in which the novel’s creatures – centaurs to elves and giants – are marginalised by mainstream society and how magical newspaper, The Daily Prophet, has become an outlet for official propaganda.
Professor Shouvik Kumar Guha, the person who put the course together, told the Guardian: “I am trying to use something on which our students will not have any previous value judgments.”