India: Tradition and Modernity (ASNS2623)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit explores assumptions underpinning Indian thought and culture with specific reference to Indian religious traditions. In particular traditional notions of the individual, authenticity, and the concept of dharma will be addressed through an exploration of social and political structures, gender and the family, and forms of artistic, literary and religious expression. A key focus will be on the continuity of tradition and its interaction with modernity and the implications this has for understanding today's India.

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Classes

2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Assessment

1x3000wd essay (50%) and 1x1500wd tutorial paper (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies) or (12 Junior credit points from History or 12 Junior credit points from Ancient History)

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