ASIAN 225 - Introduction to Hinduism: Origins and Development of Classical Hinduism
Section: 001
Term: WN 2014
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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Theme, WorldLit
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May not be repeated for credit.
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Hinduism is a major world religion practiced by over a billion people, primarily in South Asia, but it also was the precursor of Buddhism, and along with Buddhism it had a major impact on the civilizations in East and Southeast Asia. This course will cover its origins and development, its literature, its belief and practices, its unique social structures and doctrines, its interactions with other religions, and finally its confrontation with and accommodation of 'modernity.'

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ASIAN 225 - Introduction to Hinduism: Origins and Development of Classical Hinduism
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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ISBN: 0807073008
The origins and development of classical Hinduism, Author: A.L. Basham ; edited and annotated by Kenneth G. Zysk., Publisher: Beacon Press 1989
ISBN: 0521438780
An introduction to Hinduism, Author: Gavin Flood., Publisher: Cambridge University Press Reprinted. 1996
ISBN: 0195052218
Songs of the saints of India, Author: text and notes by John Stratton Hawley ; transl. by J.S. Hawley and Mark Juergensmeyer., Publisher: Oxford University Press 8., [rev.] 1988
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