The borders of modern India are merely the latest in 4,000 years of redefinition that have produced one of the most heterogeneous societies in the world. This is the land where the Buddha preached, the Mughal Muslims erected the Taj Mahal and the British Raj left its legacy. India is home to the largest number of UN World Heritage Sites of all countries in South Asia.
We will explore India from a historic and cultural point of view, discovering the subcontinent’s art, architecture, geography and magnificent cultural heritage—including the religions of the various civilizations that have occupied the land. Each week we will view images that evoke the natural and cultural diversity of the country. You will gain a deeper understanding of India’s subtleties, especially valuable if you’re a potential traveller there.
Please note that enrollment in this course is reserved for adults 55+.