South Asian 140: Hindu Mythology

Category: South Asian
Course #: 23504
Units: 4
Times and Locations:
MWF 11am-12pm VLSB2040
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 Rg Veda to the epics—The Mahabharata and the Ramayana—and up to the classical mythology of the Sanskrit Puranas.