BA 1st Year Ancient History and Archaeology Syllabus RMLAU Faizabad, Pattern and Course Details

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

BA 1st Year Ancient History and Archaeology Syllabus RMLAU Faizabad, Pattern and Course Details

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Part 1 Ancient History and Archaeology syllabus and course input details have been confirmed by Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Ayodhya.

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Paper 1 (Political History of Ancient History BC 600-AD 606) of Faizabad University BA Ancient History Part 1 Syllabus:

Unit I

  • 1. Sources of Ancient Indian History
  • 2. Political condition of Northern Indian During 6th Cent. B.C.
  •   a- Sixteen Mahajanapadas
  •   b- Republics
  • 3. Persian and Aleaxander's invasion on India and Its effects
  • 4. Risa of Magadhan Empire
  •   a- Haryanka dynasty [Bimbisara, Ajatashatru and his successors]
  •   b- Saisunga dynasty [Sisunaga, Kalasoka]
  •   c- Nanda dynasty [Mahapadanaanda and its origin and causes of downfall]

Unit II

  • 1. The Mauryas [Origin, Early life & conquests of Chandragupta Maurya, Bindusara, Sources for the history of Asoka, Conquests, Extent of Empire, Dhamma Policy, Successors & Causes of Downfall]
  • 2. The Sungas, the Kanvas, the Satavahanas
  • 3. King Kharvela of Kalinga

Unit III

  • 1. The Indo-Greeks
  • 2. The Indo-Sythians & the Indo-Parthians
  • 3. The Kushanas [ Kuzul & Vima Kadphysis, Kanishka, his successors]

Unit IV

  • 1. The Guptas [Chandraputa, I Samudragupta, Historicity of Ramagupta, Chandragupta II, Kumaragupta, Skandagupta, Successors and causes of Downfall]
  • 2. Brief History of the following
  •   a- The Vakatakas
  •   b- The Maukharis
  •   c- The Later Guptas
  • 3. Huna Invasions of India

Recommended Books:

  1. Raichaudhuri H.C.: Political History of Ancient India
  2. Pandey, V.C. & A. Pandey: A New History of Ancient India

Paper 2 (State and Social, Economic & Religious Life in Ancient India) of Avadh University BA Ancient History Part 1 Syllabus:

Unit 1

  1. General Survey of the origin and development of Varna and Jati
  2. Scheme of Ashramas
  3. Purusharthas
  4. Smaskar
  5. Marriage

Unit 2

  1. Position of women
  2. Education system in Ancient India
  3. Origin of State and its types monarchy & Republic
  4. Position of State

Unit 3

  1. Agriculture with special reference to the Vedic Age
  2. Ownership of Land
  3. Guild Organisation
  4. Trade and Commerce with special reference to the 6th century B.C., Saka-Satavahana period and Gupta period

Unit 4

  1. Indus religion
  2. Vedic religion
  3. Life and Teachings of Mahavira
  4. Life and Teachings of Buddha
  5. Vaishnavism upto Gupta period
  6. Saivism upto the Gupta period

Books Recommended:

  1. Prabhu, P.H.  Hindu Social Organisation
  2. Altekar, A.S.: Education in Ancient India
  3. Adya, G.L.: Early Indian Economics
  4. Maity S.K.: Economic Life in Northern India in the Gupta period
  5. Saletore, R.N.: Ealry Indian Economic History
  6. Goyal , S.R.: Religious History of Ancient India
  7. Bhandarkar, R.G.: Vaishanavism, Saivism, and other minor religious sects

Download RMLAU BA Ancient History and Arch 1st year syllabus here in PDF: http://www.rmlau.ac.in/pdf/julahis11.pdf

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