Proseminar in Indology: Classical Indian Civilization

LGLOR1541  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Proseminar in Indology: Classical Indian Civilization
5.0 credits
30.0 h
1q

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

Teacher(s)
Language
Français
Prerequisites

None, but an elementary knowledge of Sanskrit is useful.

Main themes

Through history and/or social and cultural anthropology, the seminar deals with the peculiarities of classical Indian civilization: geographical and chronological framework; Aryan question; Vedic society (individual, family, castes); Brahmanic tradition; village and city, places of worship; asceticism and monasticism; kingship and state organization; policy and economics; court culture and intellectual life; encounters of India with the West (antiquity / modern times).

Aims

At the end of this seminar, the student will be capable to understand historically and anthropologically the peculiarities of classical Indian civilization.

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”.

Faculty or entity


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

Program title
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Minor in Antiquity: Egypt, Eastern World, Greece, Rome
5
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Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies
5
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