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Tales of India

Tales of India

THL Fridays 1000-1200 fortnightly from 17th Jan

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.

This term we will see what happened when Europeans took over administration and military control. We will view life in India when it held 75% of British Empire subjects and we will explore how the country has developed since Independence. All sessions are fully illustrated and include video clips and music extracts as appropriate.

Jan 17th: European traders arrive: life for the Brits of the East India Company up to 1856.
Jan 31st: The Siege of Lucknow and life in India when a Crown Colony.
Feb 14th: The British view- Kipling, Forster: and the rise of the ‘Independence Movement’.
Feb 28th: Independent India - what progress was made during the early decades.
Mar 13th: India today -culture, politics, progress, people. What of the future

This course is fully booked but others will admitted at 1000 if seating is available

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French 2 French 3
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