South Asian 142: India’s Great Epics

Category: South Asian
Course #: SASIAN 142 [CCN #25375]
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

MWF 11-12 pm, remote/online

The course entails substantial selected readings from the great Sanskirt epic poems--the Mahabharata and the Ramayana in translation, selected readings from the corpus of secondary literature on Indian epic studies as well as lectures on salient issues in both. Discussion will focus on a variety of historical and theoretical approaches to the study of the poems and their extraordinary influence on Indian culture. Readings will be supplemented with selected showings of popular cinematic and television versions of the epics.


Robert P. Goldman