HINDU MYTHOLOGY

S ASIAN 140
229 Dwinelle
MTuW 12-2P and Th 12-1P
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84115
Gonzalez-Reimann, L

This course is offered during Session A -- May 28 to July 3.

In this course we will study literary and religious aspects of Hindu myths. Through the reading of primary sources in translation, the course covers the main divinities and many mythological themes of early Vedic as well as later Puranic literature. We will follow the development of mythology from the Rig Veda to the epics The Mahabharata and the Ramayana and up to the classical mythology of the Sanskrit Puranas.

Schedule of Classes

Summer Sessions Website

Textbooks

Hindu Myths by Wendy D. O'Flaherty, Penguin 1975, ISBN: 97801-40449-907

The Rig Veda by Wendy D. O'Flaherty, Penguin 1981, ISBN: 97801-40449-891

Classical Hindu Mythology by C. Dimmit and J.A.B. van Buitenen, Temple University Press 1978, ISBN: 97808-77221-227

The Mahabharata: Abridged and Translated by John D. Smith, Penguin 2009, ISBN: 97801-40446-814

Summer 2013