Art and architecture of Ancient India

Course Dates: 18/04/24 - 20/06/24
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Location: Keeley Street
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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.
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Art and architecture of Ancient India
  • Course Code: RA142
  • Dates: 18/04/24 - 20/06/24
  • Time: 10:30 - 12:30
  • Taught: Thu, Daytime
  • Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Arjmand Ahmad

Course Code: RA142

Thu, day, 18 Apr - 20 Jun '24

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

The course is about the religious arts of Ancient India.

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 Ancient civilisations classes.

Arjmand Ahmad

Arjmand is a teacher and researcher in the field of South Asian art and began teaching at City Lit in 2016. She holds Honours degrees in Political Science and Law from the Australian National University and an MA in Art History from SOAS University of London where she is a final year doctoral candidate. Prior to this she was Tutor of Indian art for many years for the Diploma of Asian Art programme at SOAS. In addition to her focus on ancient India she has taught courses and run workshops on South Asian jewellery, textiles and contemporary South Asian painting. Her parallel research field is contemporary Australian First Nations art. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2020.

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