Master in Archaeology and Heritage Management (MAHM)Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
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Title of the Paper : India and the World : Through the Ages
Unit I : The Beginnings to the First Civilizations
a. Prehistory, protohistory, history and stone age cultures, beginning of
b. The evolution of civilization-Egypt, Mesopotamia, India and China
c. Minoans and Mycenean Civilizations
d. Vedic Culture
Unit II : Towards organized states (600 B.C to 150 B.C)
a. Greek, Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman empire - Republic to Augustus
b. Evolution of State in India - Janapadas, Mahajanapadas and the Mauryan
c. Chinese civilization ––Chou Dynasty, Mesoamerican Civilization
d. Evolution of philosophy, religion and science
Unit III : Conflict and Interaction (150 B.C to 700 A.D)
a. Breakdown of Roman empire and the beginning of Feudal Europe
b. Breakup of Mauryan Empire, Sungas, Kushanas, Sakas
c. Byzantine empire and Europe
d. Religion, art, culture, science and literature
Unit IV : The Cultural Efflorescence
a. The golden age of Indian and the Chinese civilizations
b. The Trade, Towns, Manors and Castle.
c. Arab conquest and the Ommayad Caliphate and the Abbasids,
d. Science, religion, literature and arts
Unit V: To the Modern World
a. India 12th - 19th centuries A.D.
b. The Ottoman empire and the making of Europe.
c. The Renaissance and its impact on human civilization
d. Science, religion, art, culture etc.