Indian Civilization Lec 12

History of Indian Civilization; UCLA, Lecture of 6 February 2012. Political History of India until around 300-400 AD—Shungas, Gandhara school, Indo-Greek dynasties. Brief discussion of various classes of Indian literature - dharmasastras, Arthasastra, nitisastras, and kamasastras. Obsession of Indian writers with classification. Discussion of Vatsyayana’s Kamasutra, Panchatantra and ‘secular’ literature; the marga and the desi, the high-brow and the low-brow in Indian culture. The Goddess traditions in Hinduism are important, too. Indian folktales, and Thomas Mann’s "Transposed Heads"—the notion of identity.

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