Schedule

Week 1 (March 25-31)

Tuesday

Introductions

Thursday

Reactions to Doniger’s work – On our blog, comment with one unique article related to reactions, critiques, and/or defenses of our textbook. Be prepared to explain the context of your article in class.

Week 2 (April 1-7)

Tuesday

Preface, ch 1-3 (1-84)

Thursday

Rg Veda (selections)

Week 3 (April 8-14)

Tuesday

Chapters 4-6 (85-163)

Thursday

Upanisads (selections)

Week 4 (April 15-21)

Tuesday

Ch 7-9 (164-251)

Paper 1 due (Wednesday April 18 @5pm)

Thursday

Mahabharata (selections)

Week 5 (April 22-28)

Tuesday

Ch. 10-12 (252-337)

Thursday

Bhakti poetry (TBD)

Week 6 (April 29-May 5)

Tuesday

Ch 13-14 (338-405)

Mid-Term Reading Period

Week 7 (May 6-12)

Tuesday

Ch. 15, 16, 18 (406-472, 503-526)

Thursday

Ven. Dr. Tashi Tsering visits class – no new reading

Paper 2 due (Sunday May 13 @5pm)

Week 8 (May 13-19)

Tuesday

Ch 19-21 (527-609)

Thursday

Orientation to TimelineJS

Reading TBD

Week 9 (May 20-26)

Tuesday

Ch. 22-23 (610-653)

Thursday

Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras (no reading due before class)

Week 10 (May 27-June 2)y

Tuesday

Eck, Negotiating Hindu Identities in America

Thursday

Timeline presentations in class – No new reading

Paper 3 due (Wednesday June 6 @5pm)

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