Popular instructor Peter Bennett is scheduled to introduce a new topic—“An Archaeological View of the History of India”—for the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL). The course will be held on March 7, 14, and 21 (Tuesdays), from 1 to 3 p.m., in the auditorium at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury’s Irvington facility.
Bennett will look at three periods of India’s history: the early Indus River Valley Culture (c.3000-1200 B.C.); the development of “Traditional India” (c. 500 B.C.-1500 A.D.); and the earlier years of “Modern India” (c.1860-1947). Buildings representing each era—including the Taj Mahal—will be examined.
During decades of travel and research, Peter Bennett has made eight extended visits to India, and for eleven years he was chief lecturer for Air India’s program, “Know India.” Since his 1995 retirement, Bennett has led seminars in Williamsburg and the Northern Neck on many aspects of Indian society.
Advance registration, with a tuition payment of $35, is required to take this course. For more information on “An Archaeological View of the History of India” and other RILL courses, or to register, please call Sharon Drotleff at RCC’s Educational Foundation office (804-333-6707), or e-mail her at email@example.com.
The Educational Foundation expresses sincere appreciation to the Bank of Lancaster’s Golden Advantage program, and to Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, for their generous support of RILL in 2017.