About this Course
The course is intended to provide students with a foundational guide to the history of Poorvottar Bharat (North-East India) since the ancient times till the outbreak of the Islamic invasions and the coming of the British. It will focus on diverse aspects of the history and culture of each of the eight states of Poorvottar Bharat, and the cultural and civilizational unity they share with the rest of Bharatvarsha. It is also intended to equip students with certain basic skills including individual and group work, project research, seminar presentations, and essay writing.


Course Information:

Duration: 2 months
Lecture: 90 minutes
Frequency: Twice a Week
Level: Introductory
Medium: Bilingual (English/Hindi)
Delivery: Online through CIS Course Platform
Timings: Will be decided after discussion with Enrolled Students
Enrollment Last Date: 28th May 2022
Course Start Date : 03rd June 2022
Limited scholarships are available. Interested candidates can apply here: https://forms.gle/27tJHCGEZLB9JTd36
Contact Details: cis@indusuni.ac.in


What You’ll Learn
• To enable students develop a holistic approach with respect to the history of Poorvottar Bharat.
• To help them understand the chequered past of this region in order to make sense of the present-day state of affairs.
• To cultivate their interest in the culture, traditions, festivals, and food habits of the people of Poorvottar Bharat.
• To help them understand and appreciate the contributions made by the people from this region of the country in our freedom struggle.
• To increase awareness of the youth on various important socio-political issues facing the region.


What You’ll Get
• Live and interactive lectures with Instructor(s) twice a week.
• Special guest interactions with external experts to get comprehensive perspective.
• Reference materials like articles, online discussions and links to books and videos.
• Quizzes which will make you learn faster and more thoroughly.
• Indus University Certificate to certify that you have gone through and passed this course.
• An opportunity to work on various Indian Knowledge System (sponsored by Ministry of Education) projects to meritorious students.

Course Curriculum

Unit I: History & Culture of Pragjyotishpur/Kamarupa (Assam)
1.1. Pragjyotisa in the Mahabharata 00:00:00
1.2. Tradition of the Ramayana in Assam 00:00:00
1.3. Kamarupa: A Centre of Spiritual and Cultural Unity 00:00:00
1.5. British Period: Role of Assam in the Freedom Struggle 00:00:00
1.6. Festivals of Assam 00:00:00
Unit II- History & Culture of Manipur & Tripura
2.1. History of Kangleipak/Sanaleibak (Manipur) 00:00:00
2.2. Manipur in the Indian Freedom Struggle 00:00:00
2.3. History of Tripura 00:00:00
2.4. Festivals 00:00:00
Unit III- History & Culture of Meghalaya, Lushai Pahar/Mizoram, & Nagaland
3.1. History of Meghalaya 00:00:00
3.2. History of Nagaland 00:00:00
3.3. History of Lushai Pahar/Mizoram 00:00:00
3.4. Festivals of Meghalaya 00:00:00
3.5. Festivals of Nagaland and Mizoram 00:00:00
Unit IV- History & Culture of Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim
4.1. History of Arunachal Pradesh 00:00:00
4.2. History of Sikkim 00:00:00
4.3. Culture & Religion of Arunachal Pradesh 00:00:00
4.4. Culture and Religion of Sikkim 00:00:00
4.5. Festivals 00:00:00
Unit V- Traditional Games of Poorvottar Bharat
5.1. Assam 00:00:00
5.2. Manipur and Tripura 00:00:00
5.3. Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Nagaland 00:00:00
5.4. Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim 00:00:00
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