This biannual course is taught on years 2015-2016, 2017-2018, ....
None, but an elementary knowledge of Sanskrit is useful.
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).
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”.