Key figures in Indian history

Course Dates: 09/05/23 - 20/06/23
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Location: Online
Want to know more about Indian history but not sure where to start? Join us in this course to learn about key figures in Indian history from different eras and areas of society.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £55.00

Course Code: HWH110

Tue, eve, 09 May - 20 Jun '23

Duration: 7 sessions (over 7 weeks)

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What is the course about?

India is unique in its heritage. It has had lasted invasion, political change and assimilation over many centuries. Its contribution to language (Sanskrit) and great philosophies (Vedic, Buddhism and Jainism) is well known.

It is also a land that has given rise to modern leaders and thinkers such as Kabir (15C), Akbar the Great (16C), Guru Nanak (16C), Rabindranath Tagore (19C), Mahatma Gandhi (20C), Aurobindo Ghose (20C), and Indira Gandhi(20C).

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?

- We will cover 7 great figures in India history post the 15C; (Kabir (15C), Akbar the Great (16C), Guru Nanak (16C), Rabindranath Tagore (19C), Mahatma Gandhi (20C), Aurobindo Ghose (20C), and Indira Gandhi(20C)
- We will study some of their writing, philosophy
- We will examine their legacy on Indian politics and culture plus their impact outside of India.

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

- State the background and key ideas of key figures in the Indian subcontinent
- Explain what these ideas mean to you
- Reflect on the current importance of the ideas of the key figures
- Describe key dynamics in Indian history.

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

The course is designed for beginners or intermediate learners with little or no experience of the material. It will appeal to all of those who would like to find out more about Indian history.

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

Presentation, group exercises and discussion.

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

There are no additional costs but you may wish to bring pen and paper for note taking.

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

Please explore our history and politics section for more courses on India and South Asia.

Ketan Varia

Ketan teaches courses in Business Skills and Indian Philosophy/History at CityLit. In his career Ketan has worked with over 30 large and complex organisations in helping them with Operational Excellence and Change Management. He is the author of the book ‘The Art of Transformational Change – a handbook for leaders and managers’, published in October 2015. Ketan is of indian hertitage and has visited many places of pilgrimage and history in India over the last 25 years. He has learnt Sanskrit to foundation level and studied several Indian sutras. He has delivered courses in Jain Philosophy for over 15 years.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.