Humanities Division

Departments from the Humanities Division, have set up various research projects and courses which encourages students to get a clear knowledge and understanding of South Asian region's political, social and religious areas. Apart from facilitating the over all knowledge some courses and projects give focus to Indian studies. 

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This project is run by the Faculty of Oriental Studies, over several years collaborating with scholars whose research work is focussed on South Asian region. South Asia in general is a wealth of sources for researchers to study and explore more about the culture, language and the evolution of traditions from ancient period to colonisation which in turn shaped the cultural changes in modern age. 

As its broad framework of enquiry, this project poses questions of social agency: of the roles of service communities with different skills and expertise in shaping South Asia’s political, commercial and cultural dynamism from the mid-sixteenth to the mid-eighteenth century. 

This project also facilitates to conduct collaborated workshops and publications between scholars involved. 


Project webpage

The faculty runs elementary to advanced Hindi classes as well as classes of Modern Literary Hindi and of Old Hindi (Brajbhasha). Apart from Hindi, the facult also conducts a one-year elemantary language course in Bengali with two contact hours every week during term time. It is primarily offered as a language option for students enrolled in the MSc or the MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies but students from outside the faculty can also attend subject to availability and to the approval of the course tutor.

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