SlideShare a Scribd company logo
Varanasi: the City, the River, the Sacred
A City of Confluence
  Varanasi is endlessly complex – a place where India’s rich
    culture and history, varied traditions and beliefs can be
observed in practice through everyday life. Built on the banks
 of the Ganges River, it is one of the holiest places for Hindus
and a fertile locus of academic studies for the aspiring South
                           Asia scholar.
The City as Text
One of the oldest continuously
  inhabited cities in the world,
Varanasi serves not only as the
location and focus of study, but
the students’ home, laboratory,
         and classroom.
Curriculum
                                      Three required courses:
                                      • City, River, Sacred (core course)
                                      • Hindi or Urdu
                                      • Culture in Practice
                                          (such as internship, directed
                                          research or musical, artisanal, or
                                          artistic apprenticeship)

                                      Electives:
                                      •   Urban Studies
                                      •   Environmental Studies
                                      •   Religious Studies
Total curriculum yields 15 credits.
                                      •   History
                                      •   Yoga Practice and Philosophy
Housing & Meals
     Students live with Indian families in
     homestays or in shared apartments
     associated with an Indian host. Meals are
     provided at the program center and in the
     homes, or can be taken at nearby
     restaurants and cafes.



Field Visits
 Students will participate in site visits in and
 around Varanasi, as well as excursions to
 locations such as Lucknow, Agra, Kolkata,
 and various hill stations in the Himalayas



Application Deadline
 •     Fall 2012: April 1
 •     Spring 2013: October 15
www.allianceglobaled.org

More Related Content

What's hot

Unity in diversity in India
Unity in diversity in IndiaUnity in diversity in India
Unity in diversity in India
CVVMMK Dhaveji
 
Religion and diversity
Religion and diversityReligion and diversity
Religion and diversity
saurav kishor
 
INDIA_CULTURE_EXCHANGE_PROGRAM_2016-17
INDIA_CULTURE_EXCHANGE_PROGRAM_2016-17INDIA_CULTURE_EXCHANGE_PROGRAM_2016-17
INDIA_CULTURE_EXCHANGE_PROGRAM_2016-17
Khoobsurat Group of Facility Management
 
Sindhi culture
Sindhi cultureSindhi culture
Sindhi culture
Waqar Abbasi
 
Indian heritage
Indian heritageIndian heritage
Indian heritage
Janvi Dhorajiya
 
Cultural Heritage of India
Cultural Heritage of IndiaCultural Heritage of India
Cultural Heritage of India
Sargun Kohli
 
Culture of jharkhand
Culture   of jharkhandCulture   of jharkhand
Culture of jharkhand
surbhi_1
 
Variety and unity of india xii
Variety and unity of india xiiVariety and unity of india xii
Variety and unity of india xii
avtardhillon
 
Cultural heritage of india
Cultural heritage of indiaCultural heritage of india
Cultural heritage of india
Mohammad Ali
 
Indian dance form
Indian dance formIndian dance form
Indian dance form
SRM University, India
 
Incredible india
Incredible indiaIncredible india
Incredible india
papindervirk
 
DENOTIFIED & NOMADIC TRIBES OF ODISHA
DENOTIFIED & NOMADIC TRIBES OF ODISHADENOTIFIED & NOMADIC TRIBES OF ODISHA
DENOTIFIED & NOMADIC TRIBES OF ODISHA
Badal Tah
 
Cultural heritage of india
Cultural heritage of indiaCultural heritage of india
Cultural heritage of india
NityaGoel1
 
Hindu culture
Hindu cultureHindu culture
Hindu culture
Mirza Husnain
 
Indian literature
Indian literatureIndian literature
Indian literature
Frances Marie Rey
 
The Gonds of Madhya Pradesh
The Gonds of Madhya PradeshThe Gonds of Madhya Pradesh
The Gonds of Madhya Pradesh
National Folklore Support Centre
 
Tribal music of India
Tribal music of IndiaTribal music of India
Tribal music of India
divya_binu
 
Sindhi language by uzair atif
Sindhi language  by uzair atifSindhi language  by uzair atif
Sindhi language by uzair atif
Uzair Atif
 

What's hot (18)

Unity in diversity in India
Unity in diversity in IndiaUnity in diversity in India
Unity in diversity in India
 
Religion and diversity
Religion and diversityReligion and diversity
Religion and diversity
 
INDIA_CULTURE_EXCHANGE_PROGRAM_2016-17
INDIA_CULTURE_EXCHANGE_PROGRAM_2016-17INDIA_CULTURE_EXCHANGE_PROGRAM_2016-17
INDIA_CULTURE_EXCHANGE_PROGRAM_2016-17
 
Sindhi culture
Sindhi cultureSindhi culture
Sindhi culture
 
Indian heritage
Indian heritageIndian heritage
Indian heritage
 
Cultural Heritage of India
Cultural Heritage of IndiaCultural Heritage of India
Cultural Heritage of India
 
Culture of jharkhand
Culture   of jharkhandCulture   of jharkhand
Culture of jharkhand
 
Variety and unity of india xii
Variety and unity of india xiiVariety and unity of india xii
Variety and unity of india xii
 
Cultural heritage of india
Cultural heritage of indiaCultural heritage of india
Cultural heritage of india
 
Indian dance form
Indian dance formIndian dance form
Indian dance form
 
Incredible india
Incredible indiaIncredible india
Incredible india
 
DENOTIFIED & NOMADIC TRIBES OF ODISHA
DENOTIFIED & NOMADIC TRIBES OF ODISHADENOTIFIED & NOMADIC TRIBES OF ODISHA
DENOTIFIED & NOMADIC TRIBES OF ODISHA
 
Cultural heritage of india
Cultural heritage of indiaCultural heritage of india
Cultural heritage of india
 
Hindu culture
Hindu cultureHindu culture
Hindu culture
 
Indian literature
Indian literatureIndian literature
Indian literature
 
The Gonds of Madhya Pradesh
The Gonds of Madhya PradeshThe Gonds of Madhya Pradesh
The Gonds of Madhya Pradesh
 
Tribal music of India
Tribal music of IndiaTribal music of India
Tribal music of India
 
Sindhi language by uzair atif
Sindhi language  by uzair atifSindhi language  by uzair atif
Sindhi language by uzair atif
 

Viewers also liked

ITFT- Varanasi
 ITFT- Varanasi ITFT- Varanasi
ITFT- Varanasi
Anuj Tomar
 
basic Transportation information of kanpur city upto -2014
basic Transportation information of kanpur city upto -2014basic Transportation information of kanpur city upto -2014
basic Transportation information of kanpur city upto -2014
Gourav Mewara
 
7 things about kanpur
7 things about kanpur7 things about kanpur
7 things about kanpur
butool abbas
 
up presentation
up presentationup presentation
up presentation
takkal
 
Intoduction of UP
Intoduction of UPIntoduction of UP
Intoduction of UP
Abhay Kumar
 
Varanasi presentation
Varanasi presentationVaranasi presentation
Varanasi presentation
Amit Yadav
 
Uttar pradesh
Uttar pradeshUttar pradesh
Uttar pradesh
DaphnePierce
 
CITY PROFILE OF VARANASI -CASE STUDY by Savitri kumari
CITY PROFILE OF VARANASI -CASE STUDY by Savitri kumariCITY PROFILE OF VARANASI -CASE STUDY by Savitri kumari
CITY PROFILE OF VARANASI -CASE STUDY by Savitri kumari
SCHOOL OF PLANNINNG AND ARCHITECTURE ,VIJAYAWADA
 

Viewers also liked (8)

ITFT- Varanasi
 ITFT- Varanasi ITFT- Varanasi
ITFT- Varanasi
 
basic Transportation information of kanpur city upto -2014
basic Transportation information of kanpur city upto -2014basic Transportation information of kanpur city upto -2014
basic Transportation information of kanpur city upto -2014
 
7 things about kanpur
7 things about kanpur7 things about kanpur
7 things about kanpur
 
up presentation
up presentationup presentation
up presentation
 
Intoduction of UP
Intoduction of UPIntoduction of UP
Intoduction of UP
 
Varanasi presentation
Varanasi presentationVaranasi presentation
Varanasi presentation
 
Uttar pradesh
Uttar pradeshUttar pradesh
Uttar pradesh
 
CITY PROFILE OF VARANASI -CASE STUDY by Savitri kumari
CITY PROFILE OF VARANASI -CASE STUDY by Savitri kumariCITY PROFILE OF VARANASI -CASE STUDY by Savitri kumari
CITY PROFILE OF VARANASI -CASE STUDY by Savitri kumari
 

Similar to Varanasi for AUSAPI

Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts
Indira Gandhi National Centre for ArtsIndira Gandhi National Centre for Arts
Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts
Ankit Khandelewal
 
Ancient Educational Institutions: Takshashila, Nalanda and Valabhi
Ancient Educational Institutions: Takshashila, Nalanda and ValabhiAncient Educational Institutions: Takshashila, Nalanda and Valabhi
Ancient Educational Institutions: Takshashila, Nalanda and Valabhi
Dr Rajnikant Dodiya
 
Indian heritage
Indian heritageIndian heritage
Indian heritage
Harshil Gandhi
 
Become an International Teen Volunteer - CCS Webinar Presentation
Become an International Teen Volunteer - CCS Webinar PresentationBecome an International Teen Volunteer - CCS Webinar Presentation
Become an International Teen Volunteer - CCS Webinar Presentation
Cross-Cultural Solutions
 
Curriculum and goals cbah-1
Curriculum and goals   cbah-1Curriculum and goals   cbah-1
Curriculum and goals cbah-1
Serenity Bolt
 
Hinduism 1 Vedic Origins
Hinduism 1 Vedic OriginsHinduism 1 Vedic Origins
Hinduism 1 Vedic Origins
amyartman
 
Indian culture
Indian cultureIndian culture
Indian culture
Dokka Srinivasu
 
Enchanting Odisha
Enchanting OdishaEnchanting Odisha
Enchanting Odisha
Disha Pawar
 
Cultural Studies online-info-session
Cultural Studies online-info-sessionCultural Studies online-info-session
Cultural Studies online-info-session
iasgrad
 
Lesson 4 (ethnolinguistic groups in asia)
Lesson 4 (ethnolinguistic groups in asia)Lesson 4 (ethnolinguistic groups in asia)
Lesson 4 (ethnolinguistic groups in asia)
holycrackers
 
Indian Culture.pptx
Indian Culture.pptxIndian Culture.pptx
Indian Culture.pptx
prudhviraj148962
 
Arise india culture and tradition
Arise india   culture and traditionArise india   culture and tradition
Arise india culture and tradition
Arise Roby
 
Recruiting and supporting teachers in the non-goverment sector
Recruiting and supporting teachers in the non-goverment sectorRecruiting and supporting teachers in the non-goverment sector
Recruiting and supporting teachers in the non-goverment sector
MATSITI
 
Cultural event generated regeneration
Cultural event generated regenerationCultural event generated regeneration
Cultural event generated regeneration
Imran Ahmed PRINCE2®
 
The legacy of india
The legacy of indiaThe legacy of india
The legacy of india
Raveen Guliani
 
Systems design proposal habitat final
Systems design proposal habitat finalSystems design proposal habitat final
Systems design proposal habitat final
Rajib Bhakat
 
Cultural Studies online-info-session
Cultural Studies online-info-sessionCultural Studies online-info-session
Cultural Studies online-info-session
natebuw
 
Archelogy booklet presentated in a presentation.pptx
Archelogy booklet presentated in a presentation.pptxArchelogy booklet presentated in a presentation.pptx
Archelogy booklet presentated in a presentation.pptx
NavukkarasuJaganatha
 
A Glimpse into the Spiritual Tapestry of India.pptx
A Glimpse into the Spiritual Tapestry of India.pptxA Glimpse into the Spiritual Tapestry of India.pptx
A Glimpse into the Spiritual Tapestry of India.pptx
jainismworldseo
 
The Kalaparva
The KalaparvaThe Kalaparva
The Kalaparva
kalaparva
 

Similar to Varanasi for AUSAPI (20)

Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts
Indira Gandhi National Centre for ArtsIndira Gandhi National Centre for Arts
Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts
 
Ancient Educational Institutions: Takshashila, Nalanda and Valabhi
Ancient Educational Institutions: Takshashila, Nalanda and ValabhiAncient Educational Institutions: Takshashila, Nalanda and Valabhi
Ancient Educational Institutions: Takshashila, Nalanda and Valabhi
 
Indian heritage
Indian heritageIndian heritage
Indian heritage
 
Become an International Teen Volunteer - CCS Webinar Presentation
Become an International Teen Volunteer - CCS Webinar PresentationBecome an International Teen Volunteer - CCS Webinar Presentation
Become an International Teen Volunteer - CCS Webinar Presentation
 
Curriculum and goals cbah-1
Curriculum and goals   cbah-1Curriculum and goals   cbah-1
Curriculum and goals cbah-1
 
Hinduism 1 Vedic Origins
Hinduism 1 Vedic OriginsHinduism 1 Vedic Origins
Hinduism 1 Vedic Origins
 
Indian culture
Indian cultureIndian culture
Indian culture
 
Enchanting Odisha
Enchanting OdishaEnchanting Odisha
Enchanting Odisha
 
Cultural Studies online-info-session
Cultural Studies online-info-sessionCultural Studies online-info-session
Cultural Studies online-info-session
 
Lesson 4 (ethnolinguistic groups in asia)
Lesson 4 (ethnolinguistic groups in asia)Lesson 4 (ethnolinguistic groups in asia)
Lesson 4 (ethnolinguistic groups in asia)
 
Indian Culture.pptx
Indian Culture.pptxIndian Culture.pptx
Indian Culture.pptx
 
Arise india culture and tradition
Arise india   culture and traditionArise india   culture and tradition
Arise india culture and tradition
 
Recruiting and supporting teachers in the non-goverment sector
Recruiting and supporting teachers in the non-goverment sectorRecruiting and supporting teachers in the non-goverment sector
Recruiting and supporting teachers in the non-goverment sector
 
Cultural event generated regeneration
Cultural event generated regenerationCultural event generated regeneration
Cultural event generated regeneration
 
The legacy of india
The legacy of indiaThe legacy of india
The legacy of india
 
Systems design proposal habitat final
Systems design proposal habitat finalSystems design proposal habitat final
Systems design proposal habitat final
 
Cultural Studies online-info-session
Cultural Studies online-info-sessionCultural Studies online-info-session
Cultural Studies online-info-session
 
Archelogy booklet presentated in a presentation.pptx
Archelogy booklet presentated in a presentation.pptxArchelogy booklet presentated in a presentation.pptx
Archelogy booklet presentated in a presentation.pptx
 
A Glimpse into the Spiritual Tapestry of India.pptx
A Glimpse into the Spiritual Tapestry of India.pptxA Glimpse into the Spiritual Tapestry of India.pptx
A Glimpse into the Spiritual Tapestry of India.pptx
 
The Kalaparva
The KalaparvaThe Kalaparva
The Kalaparva
 

Recently uploaded

Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 6 16 24
Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 6 16 24Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 6 16 24
Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 6 16 24
deerfootcoc
 
Astronism, Cosmism and Cosmodeism: the space religions espousing the doctrine...
Astronism, Cosmism and Cosmodeism: the space religions espousing the doctrine...Astronism, Cosmism and Cosmodeism: the space religions espousing the doctrine...
Astronism, Cosmism and Cosmodeism: the space religions espousing the doctrine...
Cometan
 
Seminar on Music on the Liturgy Parish .pptx
Seminar on Music on the Liturgy Parish .pptxSeminar on Music on the Liturgy Parish .pptx
Seminar on Music on the Liturgy Parish .pptx
lexielhyn
 
Heartfulness Magazine - June 2024 (Volume 9, Issue 6)
Heartfulness Magazine - June 2024 (Volume 9, Issue 6)Heartfulness Magazine - June 2024 (Volume 9, Issue 6)
Heartfulness Magazine - June 2024 (Volume 9, Issue 6)
heartfulness
 
The Vulnerabilities of Individuals Born Under Swati Nakshatra.pdf
The Vulnerabilities of Individuals Born Under Swati Nakshatra.pdfThe Vulnerabilities of Individuals Born Under Swati Nakshatra.pdf
The Vulnerabilities of Individuals Born Under Swati Nakshatra.pdf
AstroAnuradha
 
Chandra Dev: Unveiling the Mystery of the Moon God
Chandra Dev: Unveiling the Mystery of the Moon GodChandra Dev: Unveiling the Mystery of the Moon God
Chandra Dev: Unveiling the Mystery of the Moon God
Exotic India
 
Monthly Khazina-e-Ruhaniyaat Jun’2024 (Vol.15, Issue 2)
Monthly Khazina-e-Ruhaniyaat Jun’2024 (Vol.15, Issue 2)Monthly Khazina-e-Ruhaniyaat Jun’2024 (Vol.15, Issue 2)
Monthly Khazina-e-Ruhaniyaat Jun’2024 (Vol.15, Issue 2)
Darul Amal Chishtia
 
Sanatan Vastu | Experience Great Living | Vastu Expert
Sanatan Vastu | Experience Great Living | Vastu ExpertSanatan Vastu | Experience Great Living | Vastu Expert
Sanatan Vastu | Experience Great Living | Vastu Expert
Sanatan Vastu
 
Is Lucid Dreaming Dangerous? Risks and Benefits!
Is Lucid Dreaming Dangerous? Risks and Benefits!Is Lucid Dreaming Dangerous? Risks and Benefits!
Is Lucid Dreaming Dangerous? Risks and Benefits!
Symbolic Whispers
 
Lesson 12 - The Blessed Hope: The Mark of the Christian.pptx
Lesson 12 - The Blessed Hope: The Mark of the Christian.pptxLesson 12 - The Blessed Hope: The Mark of the Christian.pptx
Lesson 12 - The Blessed Hope: The Mark of the Christian.pptx
Celso Napoleon
 
Trusting God's Providence | Verse: Romans 8: 28-31
Trusting God's Providence | Verse: Romans 8: 28-31Trusting God's Providence | Verse: Romans 8: 28-31
Trusting God's Providence | Verse: Romans 8: 28-31
JL de Belen
 
English - The Book of 1st Samuel the Prophet.pdf
English - The Book of 1st Samuel the Prophet.pdfEnglish - The Book of 1st Samuel the Prophet.pdf
English - The Book of 1st Samuel the Prophet.pdf
Filipino Tracts and Literature Society Inc.
 

Recently uploaded (12)

Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 6 16 24
Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 6 16 24Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 6 16 24
Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 6 16 24
 
Astronism, Cosmism and Cosmodeism: the space religions espousing the doctrine...
Astronism, Cosmism and Cosmodeism: the space religions espousing the doctrine...Astronism, Cosmism and Cosmodeism: the space religions espousing the doctrine...
Astronism, Cosmism and Cosmodeism: the space religions espousing the doctrine...
 
Seminar on Music on the Liturgy Parish .pptx
Seminar on Music on the Liturgy Parish .pptxSeminar on Music on the Liturgy Parish .pptx
Seminar on Music on the Liturgy Parish .pptx
 
Heartfulness Magazine - June 2024 (Volume 9, Issue 6)
Heartfulness Magazine - June 2024 (Volume 9, Issue 6)Heartfulness Magazine - June 2024 (Volume 9, Issue 6)
Heartfulness Magazine - June 2024 (Volume 9, Issue 6)
 
The Vulnerabilities of Individuals Born Under Swati Nakshatra.pdf
The Vulnerabilities of Individuals Born Under Swati Nakshatra.pdfThe Vulnerabilities of Individuals Born Under Swati Nakshatra.pdf
The Vulnerabilities of Individuals Born Under Swati Nakshatra.pdf
 
Chandra Dev: Unveiling the Mystery of the Moon God
Chandra Dev: Unveiling the Mystery of the Moon GodChandra Dev: Unveiling the Mystery of the Moon God
Chandra Dev: Unveiling the Mystery of the Moon God
 
Monthly Khazina-e-Ruhaniyaat Jun’2024 (Vol.15, Issue 2)
Monthly Khazina-e-Ruhaniyaat Jun’2024 (Vol.15, Issue 2)Monthly Khazina-e-Ruhaniyaat Jun’2024 (Vol.15, Issue 2)
Monthly Khazina-e-Ruhaniyaat Jun’2024 (Vol.15, Issue 2)
 
Sanatan Vastu | Experience Great Living | Vastu Expert
Sanatan Vastu | Experience Great Living | Vastu ExpertSanatan Vastu | Experience Great Living | Vastu Expert
Sanatan Vastu | Experience Great Living | Vastu Expert
 
Is Lucid Dreaming Dangerous? Risks and Benefits!
Is Lucid Dreaming Dangerous? Risks and Benefits!Is Lucid Dreaming Dangerous? Risks and Benefits!
Is Lucid Dreaming Dangerous? Risks and Benefits!
 
Lesson 12 - The Blessed Hope: The Mark of the Christian.pptx
Lesson 12 - The Blessed Hope: The Mark of the Christian.pptxLesson 12 - The Blessed Hope: The Mark of the Christian.pptx
Lesson 12 - The Blessed Hope: The Mark of the Christian.pptx
 
Trusting God's Providence | Verse: Romans 8: 28-31
Trusting God's Providence | Verse: Romans 8: 28-31Trusting God's Providence | Verse: Romans 8: 28-31
Trusting God's Providence | Verse: Romans 8: 28-31
 
English - The Book of 1st Samuel the Prophet.pdf
English - The Book of 1st Samuel the Prophet.pdfEnglish - The Book of 1st Samuel the Prophet.pdf
English - The Book of 1st Samuel the Prophet.pdf
 

Varanasi for AUSAPI

  • 1. Varanasi: the City, the River, the Sacred
  • 2. A City of Confluence Varanasi is endlessly complex – a place where India’s rich culture and history, varied traditions and beliefs can be observed in practice through everyday life. Built on the banks of the Ganges River, it is one of the holiest places for Hindus and a fertile locus of academic studies for the aspiring South Asia scholar.
  • 3. The City as Text One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Varanasi serves not only as the location and focus of study, but the students’ home, laboratory, and classroom.
  • 4. Curriculum Three required courses: • City, River, Sacred (core course) • Hindi or Urdu • Culture in Practice (such as internship, directed research or musical, artisanal, or artistic apprenticeship) Electives: • Urban Studies • Environmental Studies • Religious Studies Total curriculum yields 15 credits. • History • Yoga Practice and Philosophy
  • 5. Housing & Meals Students live with Indian families in homestays or in shared apartments associated with an Indian host. Meals are provided at the program center and in the homes, or can be taken at nearby restaurants and cafes. Field Visits Students will participate in site visits in and around Varanasi, as well as excursions to locations such as Lucknow, Agra, Kolkata, and various hill stations in the Himalayas Application Deadline • Fall 2012: April 1 • Spring 2013: October 15