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Year 1 and 2

First and Second Year Courses for 'with South Asian Studies' degrees

  • Indian Civilisation 1 (Sanskrit)
  • Indian Religion and Philosophy 2 (Sanskrit)
  • Asia and Africa 2 (History)
  • South Asian Studies 2a and 2b (taught jointly by members of the Centre of South Asian Studies, based in SSPS)

South Asian Studies 2A (20) SAST08001

South Asian Studies 2A Handbook 12-13 

An 'area studies' course providing a general introduction to modern South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka). The course examines geographical issues, the historical background, politics, religion, society, culture, and development. The current situation in the region is studied through these interlinked approaches. The focus in this half-course is primarily on the geography, history, and literature of the region.

+ normally available only to students in the second or later years of their curriculum. This course may not be available every year.

South Asian Studies 2B (20) SAST08002

South Asian Studies 2B Handbook 12-13 

As above. The focus in this half-course is primarily on contemporary social, cultural, and political issues.

+ normally available only to students in the second or later years of their curriculum. This course may not be available every year.

The classes meet at 10 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with a tutorial once a week (at the same hour on Thursday or Friday). The course counts as a double with Indian Civilisation 1, Sociology 1 or Social Anthropology 1, but students from other suitable courses (not too strictly defined) are very welcome. For further information, contact the Convenor of the Centre or the Course Organiser in 2011-2012 (Dr. Crispin Bates).

Although we endeavour to do so, it is not always possible for both half courses to run every year, so please check before enrolling.

South Asian Studies