- Code ASIA2270
- Unit Value 6 units
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 civilisations. It provides the necessary background knowledge to understand the later processes of colonisation 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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of key actors, events and locations in South Asian history up until 1757
- Discriminate between early and later manifestations of the religious traditions of India
- Explain developments in South Asian society and culture up to 1757
- Differentiate between interpretations of South Asian historical evidence
- Select appropriate sources to address a research problem
- Communicate research results in an essay with accepted scholarly apparatus
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
- Participation in tutorial discussions (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Class Presentation (10 minutes) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- First term Critical Discussion of Set Texts (500 words) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Mid semester Essay (1000 words) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Second term Critical Discussion of Set Texts (500 words) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Final Essay (2000 words) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
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A total of 130 hours made up of 36 hours in-class time (12*3 hours) plus 94 hours independent study (7-8 hours per week)
Requisite and Incompatibility
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