INTRODUCTION TO INDIAN CIVILIZATION
Middle East V2357, Fall 2008
Mon Wed 2:40-3:55; 702 Hamilton
Prof. Frances Pritchett
This course presupposes no background whatsoever; any undergraduate is welcome to enroll. There will be about 125 pages of reading per week, of varying kinds but not of extreme difficulty; primary sources will be used to the maximum extent possible. Grades will be based on: class attendance and discussion assignments (20%); two 6-7 page papers (20% each) using primary sources, with a choice from several topics; and a final exam including both identification and discussion questions, for which study helps will be provided (40%).
have an unusually
extensive website (located *here*),
which will be password-protected and accessible
Courseworks. Many shorter readings, as well as
maps and images, will be
available through that website. Below is a list of
required books* that are available at
Upanishads and beyond
story of Rama
and prophetic voices
Akbar, the great
the long slide downhill
== In the
Dr. B. R.
== Ainslie T. Embree, ed. Sources of Indian Tradition, Volume One: From the Beginning to 1800. Second Edition. New York: Columbia University Press, 1988.
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