Course title:
The Mughal Empire with Gary Slator
Tutor:
Gary Slator
Course ID:
C2346396
Start date:
12/01/2022
End date:
30/03/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Wed 12 Jan 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Wed 19 Jan 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Wed 26 Jan 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Wed 02 Feb 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Wed 09 Feb 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Wed 16 Feb 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Wed 02 Mar 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Wed 09 Mar 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Wed 16 Mar 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Wed 23 Mar 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Wed 30 Mar 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Total sessions: 11
Total number of classroom hours: 22
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 22
Date
Wed 12 Jan 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 19 Jan 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 26 Jan 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 02 Feb 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 09 Feb 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 16 Feb 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 02 Mar 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 09 Mar 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 16 Mar 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 23 Mar 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 30 Mar 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
11
Total number of classroom hours:
22
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
22
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£70.40 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
Recommended reading: India: A History J Keay (Harper Press 2010) The Great Moghuls B. Gascoigne Robinson Press 1998
Course aim:
This course will look at the circumstances of India as it saw the recovery, growth and extent of the Mughal Empire to its "Golden Age" through the 17th century, alongside the decline of other Indian realms and the emergence of new states.
Course description:
This course will begin by considering the loss and recovery of the Mughal Empire under Humayun, and his efforts to restore its integrity. We will then look at the reign and achievements of Akbar, focusing on how Akbar was able to extend the empire in all directions across India, how he created a new ruling elite, and implemented a modernised administration. We will then look at the Empire's later transformation under Jahangir, making some assessment of both the successes and shortcomings of his rule in India. We will then consider in detail the extent, culture and architecture of the Mughal Empire at its peak in the middle years and later 17th century. In particular, we will examine the developing Mughal relations with the Sikh movement, the Deccan Sultanates, the Rajputs and the rising influence of the European powers, as well considering the efficacy of the Mughal state to respond to own internal problems
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Provide at least two major achievements of the reign of Humayun
2. Provide an informed opinion as to whether the Mughal Empire of the 17th century was a state driven by conquests of its rivals
3. Describe at least two achievements of the reign of Akbar
4. Make some assessment, giving examples, of the successes and shortcomings of the early reign of Jahangir
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