Introduction to the Civilization of Early India

TTh 12:30-1:59P
Von Rospatt, Alexander

This course offers a broad historical and cultural survey of the civilizations of the Indian subcontinent from the earliest period known to archaeology 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. This course is open to all interested students and is required for those majoring or minoring in South Asian Studies.


Discussion sections

Section 101 - CCN 23690 - W 12:00-12:59P - DWIN259

Section 102 - CCN 24185 - W 1:00-1:59P - ETCH3119


Discussion is led by Alex Ciolac

Fall 2019