Sangskrit Syllabus Book List BA 1st Year Honours Course National University Bangladesh (

First Year Syllabus Department of Sangskrit. Four-Year B.A. (Honours) Course Effective from the Session: 2013–2014.


Paper Code
Paper Title
Sanskrit Language -I
History of Vedic Literature
History of Sanskrit Literature
Sanskrit Story Literature

Introducing Sociology
Introduction to Social Work
Introduction to Political Theory

History of the Emergence of Independent Bangladesh                                                                      

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Book List:
AA Macdonell  : A History of Sanskrit Literature
Winternitz :A History of Indian Literature
AB Keith  :A History of Sanskrit Literature
Krishnamachariar  :A History of Sanskrit Literature
SK De & SN Dasgupta :  History of Sanskrit Literature

Paper Code
Marks : 100
Credits : 4
Class Hours : 60
Paper Title
Introducing Sociology
Exam Duration : 4 Hours

1.Definition, Nature & Scope of Sociology, relationship with other social sciences. Development of Sociology: Contributions of Auguste Comte, Herbert Spencer, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber
2.Culture, Beliefs & Values: Norms, sanctions, symbols, language, subculture, counterculture, hegemony & resistance
3.Globalization, Culture and Society: Globalization and its different dimensions, Cultural globalization, global culture and social change
4.Urbanization and Social Formation: Definition of urbanization and urbanism, Process of urbanization in developing societies and social formation, over urbanization, growth of slum & poverty in mega cities
5.Gender and Society: DisPaper of WID, WAD and GAD, Why gender is important in the disPaper of development, Gender inequality & women’s subjugation in developing societies.
6.Environmental Problems, Natural Disasters and Social Crisis: Climate change and its impact on society, Natural disaster, social crisis and vulnerabilities, Climate change, deforestation and mal-development.
7.Social Inequality: Dimensions of social inequality: Class, gender, age, minority group (religious and indigenous), economic vulnerability, Social inequalities in developed & developing countries.
8.Types of societies: Marxist view on classifying societies on the basis of type of control over economic resources and Lenski’s view on classifying societies by their main means of Subsistance.
9.Deviance & Social Control: Definition of deviance, theories of deviance. Crime & justice system, agencies of social control.
10.Health, Illness and Society: Nature & scope of the problem, Urbanizations, acute, chronic & life style diseases, Social, environmental & behavioural factors affecting health, Communicable & behavioural diseases: STD, HIV/AIDS, TB, Hep-B etc

Reference : Giddens Sociology Tony Bilton et al Introductory Sociology

Paper Code
Marks : 100
Credits : 4
Class Hours : 60
Paper Title
Introduction to Social Work
Exam Duration : 4 Hours

1.Social Work: Meaning, Characteristics, Scope and Importance Relationship of Social Work with other Sciences- Sociology, Economics, Psychology and Political Science.
2.Evolution: Evolution of Social Work in UK, USA, India and Bangladesh.
3.Social Reformers and their Movements in Pre-partition India and Bangladesh: Raja Rammohan Ray, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, A.K Fazlul Haque, Sir Syad Ahmed, Begum Rokeya.
4.Social Legislations Related to Social Security, Women Welfare, Child Welfare.
5.Profession and Social Work: Meaning and Characteristics of Profession, Social Work as     profession, Philosophical, Religions and Ethical Basis of Social Work.
6.Industrial Revolution: Meaning, Impact on Society, Industrialization, Urbanization, Welfare State.
7.Social Problems and Social Services in Bangladesh.
8.Methods of Social Work: Basic and Auxiliary Methods and their Basic Issues such as Meaning,     Elements, Principles and Area of Use. Importance of Social Work Methods in Bangladesh.

Books Recommended:
1.Barker, Robert L. :Social Work Dictionary, 3rd ed. NASW, New York, 1995.
2.Coulshed, Veronica Social Work Practice: An Introduction 2nd ed. London. Macmillan, 1991.
3.Friedlander, Walter A. : Introduction to Social Welfare. Prentice Hall, 2nd ed. New Delhi-1967.
4.Khalid, M. : Welfare State, Karachi, Royal Book, 1968
5.Morales, A. And Shaefor, B. Social Work – A Profession of many faces, 4th ed. Allyan and Bacan, Boston, 1986

Paper Code
Marks : 100
Credits : 4
Class Hours : 60
Paper Title
Introduction to Political Theory
Exam Duration : 4 Hours

Political Science : Meaning, Nature, Scope, Methods, Relations to other Social Sciences, Importance to Study Political Science.
State : Definition, Elements, State and Government, State and Individual, State and Society, Theories of the origin of the state.
Fundamental concepts : Sovereignty, Law, Liberty, Equality, Rights and Duties, Nation, Nationalism, Internationalism.
Concepts of Political Sociology : Political culture, elite theory, Max Weber and Bureaucracy
Political Thinkers : Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau.

Books Recommended :
1. R.G. Gettell : Political Science
2. J. W. Garner : Political Science and Government
3. R. M. MacIver : The Modern State
4. G.H. Sabine : A History of Political Theory
5. William Ebenstein : Great Political Thinkers-Plato to the Present
6. H.G. Laski : A Grammar of Politics

History of the Emergence of Independent Bangladesh
Introduction: Scope and description of the emergence of Independent Bangladesh.
Writing on this topic.

1.Description of the country and its people.
a.Geographical features and their influence.
b.Ethnic composition.
d.Cultural syncretism and religious tolerance.
e.Distinctive identity of Bangladesh in the context of undivided Bangladesh.

2.Proposal for undivided sovereign  Bengal and the partition of the Sub Continent, 1947.
a.Rise of communalism under the colonial rule, Lahore Resolution   1940.
b.The proposal of  Suhrawardi and Sarat Bose for undivided Bengal : consequences
c.The creation of Pakistan 1947 .

3.Pakistan: Structure of the state and disparity.
a.Central and provincial structure.
b.Influence of   Military and Civil bureaucracy.
C Economic , social and cultural disparity

4.Language Movement and quest for Bengali identity
a.Misrule by  Muslim League and Struggle for democratic  politics .
b.The Language Movement: context and phases .
c.United front of Haque – Vasani – Suhrawardi: election of 1954, consequences.

5.Military rule: the regimes of Ayub Khan and Yahia Khan (1958-1971)
a.Definition of military rules and its characteristics.
b.Ayub Khan’s rise to power and  characteristics of his rule (Political repression, Basic democracy, Islamisation)
c.Fall of Ayub Khan and Yahia Khan’s rule (Abolition of one unit, universal suffrage, the Legal Framework Order)

6.Rise   of nationalism and the Movement   for   self determination .
a.Resistance   against cultura l aggression   and resurgence   of Bengali culture.
b.Sheikh Mujibur  Rahman and the six point movement
c.Reactions   :  Importance and significance
d.The Agortola Case  1968.

7.The mass- upsurge   of 1969 and 11 point movement: background,programme and significance.

8.Election of 1970 and the Declaration of Independence by Bangobondhu
a.Election result and centres refusal to comply
b.The non co-operation movement, the 7th March   , Address , Operation Searchlight
c.Declaration of Independence by  Bangobondhu and his arrest

9.The war of Liberation 1971
a.Genocide, repression of women, refugees
b.Formation of Bangladesh government and proclamation of Independence
c.The spontaneous early  resistance and subsequent organized resistance (Mukti Fouz, Mukti Bahini, guerillas and the frontal  warfare )
d.Publicity Campaign in the war of Liberation (Shadhin Bangla Betar Kendra, the Campaigns  abroad and formation of public opinion )
e.Contribution of  students, women and the masses (Peoples war)
f.The role of super powers and the Muslim states in the Liberation war.
g.The Anti-liberation activities of the occupation army, the Peace Committee, Al-Badar, Al-Shams, Rajakars, pro Pakistan political parties and Pakistani Collaborators , killing of the intellectuals.
h. Trial of  Bangabondhu and  reaction of the World Community.
i.The contribution of India in the Liberation War
j.Formation of  joint command and the Victory
k.The overall contribution of Bangabondhu in the Independence struggle.

10.The Bangabondhu  Regime 1972-1975
b.Making of the constitution
c.Reconstruction of the war ravaged country
d.The murder of Bangabondhu and his family and the ideological turn-around.

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