Varieties of Hindu Tradition

RELS V253
3.00 crs.

Knowledge-Values Courses: Religious Studies II
World Religions

This introduction explores the many facets of India's most diverse religious tradition. The approach is historical, beginning with Vedic religion and continuing on to material from the Rāmāyana and the Bhagavad Gītā. The use of primary sources allows voices from India's past to represent Hindu traditions on theological concepts such as dharma, moksha and samsāra. Ritual practices and ethical concerns supplement the exploration of these ancient religious traditions.

This course replaces RELS U253.

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