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Engaging India

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My Egyhptology course closes next week – time to look for something new top learn.


I’ve been reading and collecting a lot of books about India this year – in part out of curiosity and interest, in part as research for my roleplaying game designing project.

So, why not round it up with a course about India?

As a matter of fact, I already did a course, early this year, about British colonialism, the University of Exeter‘s Empire: the Controversies of British Imperialism, hosted by Futurelearn.
Not exactly about India, but wider in scope.
It was an excellent source of information and insights – and in case you’re interested, it will be available again starting on January the 11th.


Now, I’m changing platform, and going for a course on edX – which I never tried before.
The course is a ten weeks, self-paced course called Engaging India, provided by the Australian National University.
The course is geared towards interpreting the current culture and outlook of India, by looking at how modern tendencies developed.
Sounds like fun.

And yes, before you ask – I’m always on the lookout for interesting courses, and I plan to follow more.
And I accept suggestions!

And as we are talking about it – here’s three free and self-paced online courses that readers of Karavansara might like… they are hosted on Coursera:

The Ancient Greeks

Chinese for Beginners

Plagues, Witches, War: The World of Historical Fiction

Have fun!

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

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