This course is interdisciplinary in scope. we will explore connections among religion, literature, social organization, and film in the formation of cultures in South Asia. The course will introduce the students to representative themes and debates from a range of temporal, geographical, and social locations in South Asia and invite attention to their impact on the rest of the world. This module will also introduce students to key concepts and questions pertaining to the contemporary politics of South Asia. To that end, it will examine the development and evolution of political institutions in the region, the role of religion, the political economy of development, and the international relations of South Asia.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe the history and culture of South Asia.
  2. Identify the physiographic variation
  3. Understand the climatic impacts on this region.
  4. Refined the ability to assess critically the importance of political and institutions in the evolution of contemporary South Asia.

Text Books:

  1. Clothey, F. W. (2007). Religion in India: A historical introduction. Routledge.
  2. Yogendra K. M. (2009). Government and politics in South Asia, 6th Edition. Boulder, Col.Westview Press.
  3. Anwar, M. (2010). Geography of South Asia. Lahore, Pakistan: White Rose publishers.

Course Start Date: October 12, 2020

Course End Date:   

Class Timing

Tuesday             10:00 AM- 11:00 PM

Wednesday         01:00 PM- 2:00 PM

Thursday             12:00 PM- 01:00 PM

Assessment Criteria: Total Marks 100

Sessional: 20 [Assignments (05) Presentations (05) Quiz (05) Attendance (05)]

Mid Term (Term Paper): 30

Final exam: 50

Course Material