Culture and Civilization of India and the Far East II

LGLOR2543  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Culture and Civilization of India and the Far East II
5.0 credits
30.0 h
1q

This biannual course is taught on years 2015-2016, 2017-2018, ....

Teacher(s)
Deliège Robert ;
Language
Français
Prerequisites

It is advisable that the student has followed the course LGLOR1542.

Main themes

Consolidation of the knowledge of the Asiatic world, focused on India.

Alternating with LGLOR2544, this course deals with themes of social and anthropological orientation, which vary from year to year, for example:

1. The question of untouchability;
2. The caste system;
3. The thoughts of Gandhi.

Aims

At the end of this course, the student will be familiar with the rigorous scientific approach to precise questions related to Indian culture.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.

Content

The chosen theme will give rise to a deep study under many different apects. Thus, for the question of castes, the course studies the relationship between caste and politics, caste and the economy, contemporary evolution, relationships of parenthood etc. As regards untouchability, the course examines the life of Ambedkar, the contemporary studies, questions of ritual purity etc.

Regarding Gandhi, his life and thought will be examined from a critical point of view.

Teaching methods

Lectures.

Evaluation methods

Oral exam on the subjects dealt with in the lectures.

Other information

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Bibliography

- Deliège Robert  Les castes en Inde aujourd'hui, Paris, 2004.
- Deliège Robert Intouchables entre révolte et exclusion, Paris, 2008.
- Deliège Robert Gandhi : sa vie son oeuvre, Lille, 2009.

Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [60] in History
5
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Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Oriental Studies
5
-

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies
5
-

Master [120] in Political Sciences: General
5
-

Master [120] in Political Sciences: International Relations
5
-

Master [120] in Anthropology
5
-

Master [120] in Public Administration
5
-

Master [60] in Political Sciences: General
5
-

Master [120] in History
5
-

Master [120] in Sciences of Religions
5
-

5
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