CIV EARLY INDIA

S ASIAN 1A
155 KROEBER
MWF 11-12P
4
84003
GOLDMAN, R P

This course offers a broad historical and cultural survey of the civilizations of the Indian subcontinent from the earliest period known to archeology to the advent of Islam as a major cultural and political force around the 13th century CE. Attention will be paid to the geography and ethnography of the region, its political history and to the religious, philosophical, literary, scientific and artistic movements that have shaped it and contributed to its development as a unique, diverse and fascinating world civilization.

Lectures, readings and class discussions will center on salient texts, broadly defined, that have characterized major cultural, religious and political formations from the earliest antiquity to the late medieval period.

The course is open to all interested students and is required for those majoring or minoring in South Asian Studies.

Textbook(s)

India: A Brief History of a Civilization, Thomas R. Trautmann, Oxford University Press, ISBN: 0199736324

Sources of Indian Tradition, Vol. 1, A. Embree, Columbia University Press, ISBN: 0231066511

Fall 2012