Sources of early Indian History.
Indus Valley Civilization, Special study of Moenjodaro and Harrapa.
The Aryan occupation of India, their origin and migration, their society, religion and culture.
Early Vedic civilization and culture
The Epic age, The historical value of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.
The Caste system, origin and growth, merits and demerits.
Jainism. Life and teachings of Mahavira; spready of Jaiinism, Jain Art and culture.
Buddhism. Hindu society before Gautama Budhha, life and teachings of Gautma Buddha, Causes of its spread and decline. Buddhist Art and culture.
Greek invasion and its impact upon the sub-continent, Greek Art and culture, special study of The Gandhara Art.
The Mauryan Empire and its administrative system.
Asoka and the growth of Budhism.
The Kushana power, Kanishka, Economic conditions and Art, Causes of Downfall.
The Gupta Empire, (Chandra Gupta, Sumandra Gupta), Golden Age, Art, Literature and science, Hindu Renaissance.
Harsha Vardhana, Character and administration
The Huns, their origin and invasion of India.
Rise of Hindu Shahia power, social, cultural and economic conditions and institutions of Hinduism.
Course Learning Outcomes
To increase understanding about ancient culture and civilisations of the world. It will also help students to know about archaeological heritage of Pakistan. Deep study of ancient culture and civilisation would increase tourism in Pakistan's archaeological sites.
Aryan Occupation of India
Ramayana and Mahabharata
Jainism art and culture
Kushans, Kanishka Power
Huns in India
Comparison between Hinduism and Buddhism
Kushans and Roman Empire
Rise of Hindu Shahi dynasty
Book Title : An advanced history of India
Author : R.C.Majumdar
Edition : 1992