- Code ASIA2161
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Asian Studies
- Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
Religion - mainly Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism and Buddhism - is intimately bound up with politics in South Asia. This course explores the way in which this association has developed from the earliest times until the modern era. Particular attention is given to religious and political aspects of fundamentalism, communalism, militarism and movements for national independence. The course focuses on India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. A wide range of sources including text and film will be drawn on.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:By the end of this course the student should have a good grasp of the manner in which Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Islam, Christianity and Sikhism have developed in interaction with the events of the pre-modern political history of the South Asia region.
Tutorial participation 20%, online discussion 10%, essay of 3,000 words 40% and Final exam 30%.
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WorkloadEach student will be expected each week to allot to the course two hours of lecture and one hour of tutorial attendance together with approximately 7 hours of non-contact reading and preparation.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Keay, John, India: A History, Harper Collins, India, 2000
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