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Academic Year 2005/2006
(Non-) Violence in the Religions of India
RELI 487 FA
This class explores the dialectical relationship between violence and non-violence in the religions of India (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Islam). We will trace the history of (non-) violence from its context of
sacrifice, through representations of warfare and royal power, to the work of Gandhi and contemporary communal conflicts.
R.K. Narayan, THE MAHABHARATA
Raghavan Iyer, ed. THE ESSENTIAL WRITINGS OF MAHATMA GANDHI
P. van der Veer, RELIGIOUS NATIONALISM
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Weekly 1-2 page essays; short research paper; midterm and final exam.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
This course fulfills a "Religion in Society" department requirement.
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