Hindu Mythology
General Catalog Course Title:
Hindu Mythology
Terms Offered:
Fall 2014
Fall 2012
Fall 2011
Summer 2011
Fall 2010

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.

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