Culture and Civilization of India and the Far East II

lglor2543  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Culture and Civilization of India and the Far East II
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h

  This learning unit is not being organized during year 2019-2020.

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.

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

1 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”.
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
Evaluation methods
Oral exam on the subjects dealt with in the lectures.
  • 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)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Public Administration

Master [120] in Political Sciences: General

Master [120] in History

Certificat universitaire en sciences des religions

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

Master [120] in Sciences of Religions

Master [60] in History

Master [60] in Political Sciences: General

Master [120] in Political Sciences: International Relations

Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Oriental Studies