Art and architecture of Ancient India

Course Dates: 01/10/20 - 03/12/20
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Location: Online
Arjmand Ahmad

India's three indigenous religions - Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism - have given rise to one of the oldest artistic civilisations in the world. Learn more about the art and architecture of Ancient India in this introductory course.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.


What is the course about?

The course is about the religious arts of Ancient India.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Early Indian art from the Indus Valley (Harappan) Civilisation to the end of the 6th century AD. Sculpture, proto-temples, stupas and cave painting as well as the development of religious philosophy are covered in this course.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Identify the three Indic religions and the characteristic features of each as expressed in their respective religious arts.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an introductory course and does not require any specific knowledge.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught mainly through lectures as well as museum visits.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Bring a notebook and pen to take notes.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Other Classical civilisations classes in Term 3.


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This was a fascinating course skilfully presented with passion, by Arjmand Ahmad. The combination of Ancient Indian history, culture and religion with artifacts and architecture was particularly interesting.
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Course Code: RA218

Thu, day, 01 Oct - 03 Dec '20

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Full fee: £199.00
Senior fee: £159.00
Concession: £121.00

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