M.A. in Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology: ART & ARCHITECTURE

Banaras Hindu University
In Varanasi

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Typology Master
Start Varanasi
Duration 2 Years
  • Master
  • Varanasi
  • Duration:
    2 Years
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Starts Location
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Varanasi
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, 221005, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Starts On request
Location
Varanasi
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, 221005, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Course programme

Course I - Historiography, Concepts & Methods

Meaning & Scope of History
Modern Historical Writings

Course II - Sources of Ancient Indian History & Culture : Literature

Introduction
Vedic and Dharmshastra Literature as Source
Other Ancient Indian Literature as Source
Research Methodology

Course III - History & Culture of Indian People
Prelude to Civilization
Bronze Age & Urban cultures
Background to the emergence of early Historic India
Janpadas & Mahajanpadas (Sixth Century-Fourth Century B.C.)

Course IV - Political & Cultural History of India :
(Fourth Century B.C. to 550 A.D.)

Towards Empire : (Fourth century-Second century B.C.)
Political & Cultural History of India (c.200 B.C. to the beginning of Christian era)
The Guptas & Vakatakas

Course V - Historical Writings & Individuals
Traditions & Historical Writings
Ancient Indian Historical Writings
Modern Historian

Course VI - Sources of Ancient Indian History : Material Remains
Archaeological Remains
Epigraphs
Coins
Sculptures & Paintings
Monuments
Research Methodology

Course VII - History of North India
(Circa A.D. 550-12/13 century A.D.)

The main Currents of Political History; The Mukharis; Later Guptas & Harsha
Post Harsha Period : Palas, and Pratiharas
Gahadwalas, Chandellas, Kalchuris, Paramaras, Chahamans, Chaulukyas
Dynasties of Sindh, Punjab and Kashmir

Course VIII - History of the Deccan & South India
(c. A.D. 550-1300)
The Pallavas
The Chalukyas of Badami
The Rashtrakutas
The Cholas

SPECIALIZATION

Course I : A Historical Account of Ancient Indian Architecture
I.Proto-historic & Early Historic Architecture
II. Origin and Evolution of the Stupa architecture.
III. Origin and Development of Rock-cut Architecture

Course II : Ancient Indian Sculpture, Painting
I. Proto-historic & Early Historic Art
II. Sunga & Satavahana Art
III. Art of Kushana Period
IV. Gupta Period

Course III : Origin & Development of Ancient Indian Temples
I. Origin & Development of early temples
II. Temples of North-India
III. Temples of Western -India
IV. Temples of South-India
Course IV : Sculptural Styles of Early Medieval India & Iconography
I. North Indian Styles
II. South Indian Styles
III. Iconography of Hindu Dieties
IV. Iconography of Buddhist & Jain Dieties

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