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RELI0140Z-F14

Hindu Traditions of India
Discussion

Hindu Traditions of India AT
In this course we will identify and examine key themes and issues in the study of Hindu religious traditions in India, beginning with the defining of the terms Hinduism, religions, and religious. We will primarily focus on the ways Hindu religious traditions—texts, narratives, and practices—are performed, received, and experienced in India. Essential aspects of Hindu religious traditions will be examined, including: key concepts (darsan, dharma, karma and caste), key texts (the Bhagavad Gita and the Ramayana), and major religious deities (Shiva, Devi and Vishnu). The course will also cover contemporary Hindu-Muslim encounters, and the emerging shape of Hinduism in the American diaspora. 2 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
91872

Course

RELI0140

All Sections in Fall 2014

Fall 2014

RELI0140A-F14 Lecture (Pierce)
RELI0140Y-F14 Discussion (Pierce)
RELI0140Z-F14 Discussion (Pierce)