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Tales of India (new)

Tales of India (new)
THL
Fridays 1000-1200 fortnightly from 11th Oct

This course continues into next term
Tutors: Jak & Sonya Baksi

Spring 2020 sessions: fortnightly from 17th Jan 2020 Since its emergence as an independent republic in 1950, India (Bharat) has become firmly established on the world scene as a major player. It is the second-most populous country with 1.3 billion inhabitants, made up of the most diverse mix of religions, cultures and languages in the world. It has one of the highest growth rates of GNP and an overseas diaspora of well over 30 million. Indian penchant for commerce and trade is legendary. The sub-continent is home to two nuclear powers, whilst cutting-edge technology co-exists beside rural and agricultural traditions.

Through ten fully illustrated fortnightly presentations including music, dance and film video clips, we will explore the religions, culture, historical and political developments. The second term will cover colonisation and the British in India. We will end with a view of the events and achievements of Independent India. This series will include personal experience - memories of a childhood in India and anecdotes from personal visits over the past half century.

11th Oct: A Cornucopia of History and Cultures: introducing the scope and range of the course.
25th Oct: Tales from the Holy Places: the culture of Hinduism in the north and in the south.
8th Nov: A Country of Many Religions: enriching cultural artefacts from around the sub-continent.
22nd Nov: Islam in India: the great Moghuls, their architectural monuments and Islamic art.
6th Dec: Islam in India: the fabled city of Lucknow, Islamic music and courtly dance.

Each session could stand alone but the complete course will give an overview of the story of India.

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