This engaging course is ideal for young people interested in international relations, looking to learn more about the world’s largest democracy, or wanting to reconnect with their Indian heritage in meaningful ways or simply to learn more about India. Participants will have the option of learning Hindi and/or Urdu alongside this course.
This course is ideal for anyone interested in the past and future of India. For students from an Indian background, this is a chance to reconnect to your heritage and consider how your career might contribute to the trajectory of your country. For non-Indian students, this is an ideal introduction to a fascinating, highly-relevant area of the world.
Highlights include: a food walk through the local bazaar to understand migration and how it has shaped modern India; a field-trip to Rishikesh, a holy city on the Ganges, and experiences of traditional arts, martial arts, places of worship, literature, and discussions with experts on the nature of Indian culture.
Students will emerge from this course with both an enriched passion for India’s complex heritage and a renewed desire to contribute to its future. Students will also have the opportunity to take improve their Hindi or Urdu language skills or start learning the basics.