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ENRICH-0663 – Hist/Cult In-Person: India (ENRICH-0663_INDI)

Incredible India: A Journey Through the Magical yet Modern Land

With 5,000 years of history, India is home to the oldest and continuous civilization and the largest democracy in the modern world. It has the fifth largest economy, the third largest active military, the fifth biggest space agency, the third largest number of billionaires and the third largest manufacturing sector. India is also the first in spice production, second in the number of doctors, engineers and scientists, and is home to 17 of the 20 fastest-growing cities in the world. In the United States, 36% of NASA scientists, 34% Microsoft employees, and 28% IBM employees hail from India. And India is the only country to send a first-attempt mission to Mars successfully.

India remains mystical, spiritual, magical and marvelous, while it is also a modern country of many dimensions, cultures, languages (16 official languages), faiths, ethnic populations and many incredible culinary experiences. In terms of religion, a philosopher once said, what Israel means to the West, India is to the East.

Join University of Denver professors Dr. Ved Nanda and Dr. H.G. Parsa as they lead you on a grand tour of this fascinating land and examine some of the country’s political, social and economic triumphs, as well as its internal and external challenges. Despite its incredibly rich heritage and the remarkable progress it has made since its independence from Britain in 1947, Drs. Nanda and Parsa say India still faces many difficulties. This class will be a journey through India from ancient to modern times and will end with a special treat: a delicious Indian dinner at Little India’s in the University of Denver neighborhood.

Four in-person sessions
Tue., Oct. 11, 18, 25, 2022, 6:30-8:30 pm MT
Little India dinner, Tue., Nov. 1, 6:30 pm

Dr. Ved Nanda has taught at the University of Denver since 1965. At the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, he is the founding director and director emeritus of the International Legal Studies Program. He holds degrees from Punjab University in India, Delhi University in India, Northwestern Law School and Yale Law School. He has authored or co-authored 25 books in the various fields of international law. He is one of the 13 Padma Bhushan award holders in the USA, the third-highest civilian award given by the Indian government.

Dr. H.G. Parsa is the Barron Hilton Chair and Professor, University of Denver Daniels College of Business. He holds a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech University and master’s degrees in food science and genetics. He is an associate editor of the
Cornell Quarterly as well as a Fulbright visiting scholar. His research interests include corporate social responsibility, sustainability and green practice, marketing, revenue management and pricing strategies.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: In-personPlaces Left: 18Waitlist Places Left: 10Fee: $175


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Tuesday11th October 202218th October 202206:30PM - 08:30PMSturm HallHaragopal Parsa
Tuesday25th October 202225th October 202206:30PM - 08:30PMSturm HallVed Nanda
Tuesday1st November 20221st November 202206:30PM - 08:30PMN/AN/A