South Asian 142: India’s Great Epics

Category: South Asian
Course #: 27294
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

MWF 11-12

Hearst Mining 390

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. Readings will be supplemented with selected showings of popular cinematic and television versions of the epics.