Hinduism Through Its Scriptures

By: Harvard University
Duration: 4 Weeks

Course Name: Course on Hinduism Through Its Scriptures

Learn About Hinduism and Hindu Culture

Learn about the rich diversity of Hindu sacred texts – hymns, narratives, philosophical thought – and their interpretations.

Ever wondered about the sacred scriptures that have sustained for millennia one of the oldest and most diverse religions of the world – Hinduism? Want to discover the lessons this history may offer mankind in the 21st century?

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Harvard UniversityNeelima Shukla Bhatt, Jason Smith

Course Details

This religion course introduces the rich and diverse textual sources from which millions of Hindus have drawn religious inspiration for millennia.

The Bhagavad Gita has offered philosophical insights to a number of modern thinkers. This course will introduce important passages from important Hindu sacred texts, their interpretations by moderns and will give you an opportunity to engage with them.

This course is part of the World Religions Through Their Scriptures series.

What you will learn?

  • Religious and philosophical insights conveyed in Hindu texts
  • How scriptures are interpreted to diverse ends in different historical contexts
  • Sensitive appreciation of world religions

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Course Instructors

Neelima Shukla-Bhatt: Associate Professor Director of South Asia Studies Program, Wellesley College

Jason Smith

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