Hinduism Through Its Scriptures - Harvard University



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Learn about the rich diversity of Hindu sacred texts – hymns, narratives, philosophical thought – and their interpretations.With this course you earn while you learn, you gain recognized qualifications, job specific skills and knowledge and this helps you stand out in the job market.

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Hinduism scriptures

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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? 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 in part of the World Religions Through Their Scripture XSeries Program.

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Teacher:Neelima Shukla-Bhatt Neelima is an Associate Professor and Director of South Asia Studies (with a focus on religions and cultures) at Wellesley College. She received her Ph.D. in the Study of Religion from Harvard University in 2003. Teacher:Jason Smith Jason is a doctoral student in comparative studies and South Asian religions in the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard University.