Harry Potter fans can now study the Hogwarts world at university

we love 29/10/2018

Harry Potter fans will be excited to hear about a new course being offered at an Indian university.

The course, named An Interface Between Fantasy Fiction Literature and Law: Special Focus on Rowling's Potterverse, is the brain child of assistant professor Shouvik Kumar Guh and will include both Indian and Wizardry laws.

The curriculum is said to include subjects such as torture, murder, legal possession of another person, broomstick rules, the alleged murder by Sirus Black, unforgivable curses, enslaving of elves and the discrimination of werewolves.

Mr Guh told The Guardian that the course is a true reflection of the kind of endemic problems in many parts of India, not limited to torture, discrimination and slavery.

"Our students believe the discrimination voiced in the Potter-verse is something they all agree is wrong. But in real life there will be things that some see as discrimination and which others do not."

"Then they can see when they encounter scenarios in the real world, maybe it will help them think a little bit,"

To date, over 500 million copies of Harry Potter have been sold world-wide.

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