ASN 330 - Women, Religion, and Society in India (3)


This course examines the role and agency women have had within religious contexts across Indian's history. Starting with Hinduism, students will learn not only the teachings and practices of Hindu traditions, but will examine how these beliefs interact with India art, caste, cosmologies, spiritual ideals, views of gender, and ethics. Following, Indian Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism and will be discussed in their ideals regarding race, gender, and religion, especially in contrast to Hindu traditions. Finally, students will explore how the presence of Islam shapes Indian society in historical and modern contexts. 

Offered even spring terms.
(Cross-referenced with RST 330 .)

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