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RELSĀ 241 Religion and Culture of Hindu India

Faculty: Starling
Content: Introduction to Hinduism in its Indian cultural context, with focus on theories of sacrifice, fertility, and discipline. Studies in classic Hindu sacred texts, with careful readings of myths of order and productivity. Analysis of reconstructed postcolonial Hinduism. Emphasis on studying religion from a critical and comparative perspective.
Prerequisites: None.
Usually offered: Every third year, fall semester.
Semester credits: 4.