This course is offered during Session A -- May 27 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.
Rig Veda, translator/editor Wendy Doniger, Penguin Classics, ISBN: 978-0140449891
The Mahabharata, translator/editor John D. Smith, Penguin Classics, ISBN: 978-0140446814
Hindu Myths, translator/editor Wendy Doniger, Penguin Classics, ISBN: 978-0140449907
Classical Hindu Mythology, translator/editor C. Dimmit & J.A.B. van Buitenen, Temple University Press, ISBN: 978-0877221227