South Asia

CULTBLF 60/HDS 3429: Religion in India: Texts and Traditions in a Complex Society

Instructor: Diana Eck

 

An exploration of the classical texts, spiritual teachings, epic narratives, and religious movements that have shaped a complex civilization for some three thousand years, from the Indus Valley to today. Readings in primary sources – Vedas and Upanishads, Buddhist and Jain teachings, the Mahabharata and the Bhagavad Gita, Bhakti and Sufi poets, Sikh gurus and Muslim kings. Attention to the creation of a rich and composite civilization and the ways in which these sources continue to be of significance to the understanding of modern India.... Read more about CULTBLF 60/HDS 3429: Religion in India: Texts and Traditions in a Complex Society

New Podcast! Ali Sethi: From Lahore With Love

Pakistani musician and author Ali Sethi, AB ’06, returned to Harvard to talk to his longtime friend and mentor Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim Religion and Cultures, about sufi poetry, his own artistic journey and life as a perpetual student of the arts, and his days as a Harvard undergraduate.
 
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Graduate Programs in the Humanities

Here you will find graudate programs in the humanities offered by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences:

Links to Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Committee on the Study of Religion, South Asian Studies, African and African American Studies...