• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest History, Asian Studies

This course examines the impact of India's history up to 1757 on contemporary India. It explores how ideas about the history of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Islam, and other religions inform current debates about India's identity. In the course students will focus on the development of the Indus cultures, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism; Islam in South Asia; and European and British Colonialism in India. As well as tracing major historical and political events, the course also explores the social and cultural developments that accompanied and contributed to the development of South Asia and its role within the development of Asian civilizations. It provides the necessary background knowledge to understand the later processes of colonization and state formation in South Asia within its Asian context and introduces changing conceptions of the past of South Asia through examining the current major scholarly debates on issues in pre-colonial South Asian history.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of key actors, events and locations in South Asian history up until 1757
2. Discriminate between early and later manifestations of the religious traditions of India
3. Explain developments in South Asian society and culture up to 1757
4. Differentiate between interpretations of South Asian historical evidence
5. Select appropriate sources to address a research problem
6. Communicate research results in an essay with accepted scholarly apparatus

Other Information

This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.

Indicative Assessment

Item A Weekly tutorial reading notes 10%

Item B Participate in tutorial discussion 10%

Item C Essay plan with annotated bibliography (1200 words) 15%

Item D Essay (3000 words) 35%

Item E End of semester exam 30%

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Workload

35 hours in-class time 95 hours independent study (7-8 hours per week)

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 24 units of university courses. This course is incompatible with ASIA6270.

Majors

Minors

Fees

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9837 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person

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