RELIGION 223 - Krishna Speaks: Bhagavad-Gita
Section: 001
Term: FA 2014
Subject: Religion (RELIGION)
Department: LSA Studies in Religion
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course focuses on the single most significant Hindu scriptural text, the Bhagavadgita. The course will cover the historical and the textual background of this text, its relation to the Vedic and epic literature, and its use of philosophical arguments to solve practical problems in life. We will also investigate how this text was continuously recontextualized by its classical and modern interpreters. Finally, we will study the way in which this text emerged as a central text in the rise of anti-British nationalist movements in the 19th century. Through such wide-ranging approaches, the course aims at giving a fuller understanding of this central Hindu scripture.

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RELIGION 223 - Krishna Speaks: Bhagavad-Gita
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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Coursepack Location:
Accu Copy, corner of William and Maynard
Note:
The Coursepack is now available at Accu Copy.
ISBN: 9780061997303
Bhagavad Gita : the beloved lord's secret song, Author: Graham M. Schweig., Publisher: HarperOne 1st Harper 2010
Required
ISBN: 9780807073001
The origins and development of classical Hinduism, Author: Basham, A. L. (Arthur Llewellyn), Publisher: Beacon Press 1989
Required
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