Middlebury

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.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL PHL SOA
Equivalent Courses:

Sections in Spring 2007

Spring 2007

RELI0140A-S07 Lecture
RELI0140B-S07 Lecture