Religions of India
SAME AS V33.0337
The goal of this course is to introduce students to the vibrant religious traditions of South Asia. The course will examine Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, and Jain traditions as well as the ancient and modern contexts in which they are situated. In order to guide our inquiries we will focus on relations between religion and politics from the early Vedic period to the violent communalisms of the present. The class will include extensive use of visual resources in addition to traditional texts.