Religious Studies | Women in South Asian Religious Traditions
R382 | 24975 | Manring
1 DS Wed night movie night 5:30-8PM
Above course is taught 2nd 8 wks only.
Above course carries Culture Studies (A) and Arts and Humanities
Above course is joint listed with India Studies I380/I580.
We will begin by examining the "official" status and role of women
in South Asia, as prescribed in the various religious traditions. I
don't expect you already to have thorough knowledge of the many
religions we find in South Asia, so we'll cover the basics briefly.
From there we will investigate women as the creative agents and
participants in the religious expressions of their lives, through
their own voices and those of scholars in the field. We'll do this
with the help of practitioners of the various religions as well as
films, reading, writing, and discussion. Class meetings include one