CBSE Class 12 Syllabus 2021-22 for Knowledge Traditions and Practices of India is available here for download. It is one of the popular subjects besides the main subjects of CBSE Class 12. Students of CBSE Class 12 having this subject should learn this syllabus and plan their studies accordingly.
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CBSE Class 12 Syllabus 2021-22: Knowledge Traditions and Practices of India
Section – A
Reading Skills: 20 MARKS
1. Two passages from the modules with a variety of questions on different levels of comprehension i.e. to test literal, interpretative and inferential skills. The total range of two passages would be about 700 to800 words.
Section – B
Analytical Skills: 25 Marks
2. Twopassagesextractedfromdifferentmodulesforcomparingandcontrastingandrelatingtheide as contained - to the present time. The length of both the passages together should be about 600 words.10marks
3. One out of two long answer type questions based on the knowledge of the content to test the insights gained and whether the knowledge has been internalised. 15 marks
Section – C
Thinking Skills: 25 Marks
4. Five out of six short answer type questions based on the survey sections in the modules.
(Word limit 30-40 words) 5 x 3 = 15marks
5. Ten objective type MCQs to test global and local understanding of the text. 10 marks
Section – D
Research Based Project/Portfolio Assessment - Viva:
20 marks + 10 marks = 30marks
The textbook has inbuilt suggestions and activities for the students to prepare a portfolio or undertake work on a research based project. The purpose is to make students exhibit their efforts and achievements in one or more areas. It is expected that schools organise visits to the traditional seats of learning, historical places, cultural hubs and authentic areas. The project will be assessed through a viva voice also which carries 10 marks out of30.
Students will be expected to compile and collect material for the project/portfolio which would be assessed on the following points:
· Presentation: efforts put in, meaningful material with aesthetic sense.
· Variety of content: a wide variety of content in the form of audio visual media, extracts from journals, art work, conference updates, photographs, writing samples, maps, charts, extracts of interview and reading logs, etc.
· Organisation of material collected has been presented with cogency and coherence
· Clarity of understanding and good judgement to test internalization of knowledge.
· Viva voce
A textbook on Knowledge Traditions and Practices of India Part - II, by CBSE 2013-14.
Each module has a Survey Article, extracts from the Primary texts, exercises and activities. All the modules are to be covered during one year of study.
1: Astronomy in India
The Beginnings of Indian Astronomy - The Early Historical Period-The Siddhāntic Era - The
Kerala School - Other Post-Siddhāntic Developments Primary Texts
Āryabhaṭa, Varāhamihira, Brahmagupta, Vaṭeśvara, Bhāskara, Parameśvara, NīlakaṇṭhaSomayājī, Jyeṣṭhadeva, ŚaṅkaraVarman
2: Chemistry in India
Early Chemical Techniques, Atomism in Vaiśeṣika, Chemistry in Early Literature, The Classical
Age, Laboratory and Apparatus
Vātsyāyana, Nāgārjuna, Al-Bīrūnī’, Vāgbhaṭa – qualities of a teacher, disciple, disqualification of a disciple, location and building of the rushshala (laboratory), working arrangements of rushshala, material and equipment, YaśodharaBhaṭṭa-process of distillation, apparatus, sarana samskara, saranataila , Prafful Chandra Ray
3. Indian Literatures Part I & II introduction of Indian Literature-an essentially an Oral
Rājaśekhara-various phases of Indian Literature: Ancient Period- Vedic Period, Middle period, Apabhransha, Modern Period
Bhakti Movement Āṇḍāl, Guru Gobind Singh, Guru NānakDev, Hāla,Iḷaṅgō, Kabīr, Kālidāsa, Kṣetrayya, Mīrabai, MirzāGḥālib, ShāhHussain, Veda Vyāsa, ViśṇuŚarmā, Nārāyaṇa: Pañchatantra / Hitopadeśa, Kaundinyas narrative
4. Indian Philosophical Systems
Mahātmā Buddha, ĀdiŚaṅkarācārya, ŚrīRāmānujācārya – concept and schools of Indian
Philosophy Sāṁkhya, Yoga, Vaiśeṣika, Nyāya, Mīmāṁsā, Vedānta, Sāṁkhya
The central question of Indian Philosophy: Vedic thought, Cārvāka Darśana, JainaDarśana, BauddhaDarśana, Sāṁkhya Darśana, Yoga Darśana, NyāyaDarśana, VaiśeṣikaDarśana, MīmāṁsāDarśana, VedāntaDarśana
5. Indian Traditional Knowledge on Environmental Conservation
Nature, flora and fauna, Sacred groves, Reference in Manu Smriti: Vedic period and the cow, Bishnois and conservation, Tradition of resistance
Atharva-Veda, Mahābhārata, Lalitavistara: the birth of the Buddha, BhāgavataPurāṇa, Kautilya’s
6. LIFE SCIENCES (1): Ayurveda for Life, Health andWwell-being
Definition of Ayurveda, The Principles of Ayurvedic Healing, Treating diseases to restore health Primary Texts
The oath of Caraka, Individualizing Diet
(2): The historical evolution of medical tradition in ancient India
Specialization into eight branches, The tradition of surgery, medical genetics in Ayurveda, inoculation for smallpox, microbiology and parasitology, communicable diseases and epidemics,
An evolving pharmacopoeia, pluralistic approach to healthcare, cross-cultural interactions, A
dynamic literary tradition, global resurgence of Ayurveda, contemporary status
Dead body dissection, Rhinoplasty, Genetic basis of diseases, Communicable Diseases
(3): Plant and Animal Science in Ancient India
Antiquity and continuity, Sources, Scope, Validation, Current status, Animal Science in Ancient
India, Antiquity and continuity, Sources, Scope, Current status, Biodiversity and folk traditions
Plants and their Diseases, Classification sources of animal meat
7. Mathematics in India
First Steps, Early Historical Period, The Classical Period, The Classical Period, post-Āryabhaṭa, The Kerala School of Mathematics, Features of Indian Mathematics
Yajur-Veda, Rāmāyaṇa, Baudhāyana’sŚulbasūtras, Āryabhaṭa, Bhāskara, Severus Sebokht, Syria, Brahmagupta, Bhāskarācārya, Jyeṣṭhadeva
8. Metallurgy in India
Definition, Metallurgy before and during the Harappan Civilization, After the Harappans, iron metallurgy, wootz steel, other iron pillars and beams, zinc, social context
Rig-Veda, Arthaśāstra, Varāhamihira, Nāgārjuna, Vāgbhaṭa, Classification of metals: Survarṇa(gold) and its different types, prosperities, Rajata(silver), Tāmra (copper), Loha(iron), Vaṅga(tin), Nāga / śīśa(lead), Pittala(brass)
9. Music in India
Origin, classification accompanied instrument, Bharata’sNāṭyaśāstra, New era, Medieval period, modern era, aesthetics of Indian classical music, forms of composition: Dhrupada, thumari, gazal, tarana, tappa, folk music, film music
TaittīriyaBrāhmaṇa, YājñavalkyaSmṛti, ViṣṇuPurāṇa, SkandaPurāṇa,
Sāraṅagadevasaṅgītaratnākara, Saṅgītajnamu (melody: Salaga Bhairavi), Ragasudharasa
10. Theatre and Drama In India
Its Beginnings, Classical Period, Major Indian Dramatists: Bhāsa, Kālidāsa, Bhavabhūti, Medieval Period, Kuṭiyaṭṭam, Yakṣagāna, Bhavāī , Jātrā, Nautaṅkī, Swāṅg, Rāmalīlā , Tamāśā , Nāchā, Pāṇḍavānī, ModernEra
Nātyaśāstra, Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa -Khaṇḍa III, Bhakti Movement, Women Bhakti Poets
Knowledge Traditions and Practices of India
More details are available in the PDF of the syllabus.