The Story of India

20 September 2005 – 27 June 2006
In the third millennium BC. the Indian peninsula was home to one of the great civilisations of the ancient world. Fresh ideas brought by subsequent migrating and invading peoples contributed to cultures which were regarded with awe by the Greeks and the Romans. The Hindu and Buddhist faiths fascinated Western philosophers long before the time of Christ and the sophisticated scholarship, technology and art forms generated in the Indian cities had a lasting impact on European thought. This course is designed to give you some understanding of the great cultural and artistic achievements of India and their impact on the outside world.