Culture and Civilization of India and the Far East I

lglor1542  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Culture and Civilization of India and the Far East I
3 credits
30.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2017-2018 !

Deliège Robert;
Main themes
An introduction to the Asiatic world, focused on India.
Alternating with LGLOR1541, this course deals with the chronological, geographical, political, institutional, intellectual, economic and social  frameworks of the world of India.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


At the end of this course, the student will have a better understanding of the framework of Indian culture. He will also be able to identify the factors which have marked the life of that country.


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”.
Dealing specifically with the Indian world, this course offers a classical approach to the history of India, to the cities of the Indus, up until independence. The course will deal, more specifically with the following questions:
1. The civilisations of the Indus;
2. The Vedic period;
3. the birth of Buddhism;
4. The great empires;
5. The feudal period;
6. Islamic India;
7. The European presence, from the Portuguese to the British;
8. Colonial India;
9. The national liberation movement.
Teaching methods
Lectures with an accent on critical discussion.
Evaluation methods
Oral exam
Other information
- C. Markovits (dir.) Histoire de l'Inde moderne, 1480-1950, Paris, 1994.
- P. Meyer, Une histoire de l'Inde, Paris, 2007.
- S. Wolpert, A new History of India, New York, 1993.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Master [120] in Anthropology

Minor in Oriental Studies

Minor in Literary Studies