ANT 324L • History of Hindu Religious Tradition
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
This course examines the principal themes of traditional Hinduism, the dominant religion of the Indian subcontinent. It gives special attention to the historical development of the tradition and its relation to social and cultural life in India. To the extent possible, the course will explore Hinduism through different forms of religious expression created within India itself. These include written texts which have been significant in the Hindu tradition and which reveal the distinctive elements of its religious thought. But they also include rituals that have been central to religious life, patterns of social action that embody Hindu values, and images and architecture that display the form and powers of the Hindu religous world.
Anantha Murthy, U.R., SAMSKARA Dimmitte, C. and J.A.B. van Buitenen, CLASSICAL HINDU MYTHOLOGY: A READER IN THE SANSKIRT PURANAS Flood, Gavin, AN INTRODUCTION TO HINDUISM Nandy, Ashis, THE INTIMATE ENEMEY THE BHAGAVAD-GITA THE MAHABHARATA