RELI 0140

Hindu Traditions of India

Hindu Traditions of India
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. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
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Fall 2024

RELI0140A-F24 Lecture
RELI0140Z-F24 Discussion

Spring 2024

RELI0140A-S24 Lecture (Ortegren)
RELI0140Z-S24 Discussion (Ortegren)

Spring 2023

RELI0140A-S23 Lecture (Ortegren)
RELI0140Z-S23 Discussion (Ortegren)

Fall 2020

RELI0140A-F20 Lecture (Ortegren)
RELI0140Z-F20 Discussion (Ortegren)

Fall 2019

RELI0140A-F19 Lecture (Ortegren)
RELI0140Z-F19 Discussion (Ortegren)

Fall 2018

RELI0140A-F18 Lecture (Ortegren)
RELI0140Z-F18 Discussion (Ortegren)

Fall 2017

RELI0140A-F17 Lecture (Ortegren)

Fall 2016

RELI0140A-F16 Lecture (Ortegren)

Fall 2014

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

Fall 2013

RELI0140A-F13 Lecture (Kamath)
RELI0140Y-F13 Discussion (Kamath)
RELI0140Z-F13 Discussion (Kamath)

Spring 2013

RELI0140A-S13 Lecture (Kamath)
RELI0140X-S13 Discussion (Kamath)
RELI0140Y-S13 Discussion (Kamath)

Spring 2011

RELI0140A-S11 Lecture (Paramasivan)
RELI0140X-S11 Discussion (Paramasivan)
RELI0140Y-S11 Discussion (Paramasivan)
RELI0140Z-S11 Discussion (Paramasivan)

Fall 2009

RELI0140A-F09 Lecture (Waldron)

Spring 2008

RELI0140A-S08 Lecture (Warner)
RELI0140X-S08 Discussion (Warner)
RELI0140Y-S08 Discussion (Warner)
RELI0140Z-S08 Discussion (Warner)

Spring 2007

RELI0140A-S07 Lecture
RELI0140B-S07 Lecture

Spring 2006

RELI0140A-S06 Lecture (Waldron)
RELI0140B-S06 Lecture (Waldron)

Spring 2004

RELI0140A-S04 Lecture (Waldron)