Hindu Traditions of India

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.
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RELI 0140

All Sections in Fall 2013

Fall 2013

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