Religious Studies | Women in S. Asian Religious Traditions
R382 | 26645 | --


Above course carries Culture Studies (A) and Arts and Humanities
distribution. (Fulfills the Eastern Religious Traditions in the
major and minor)
Above course is joint listed with India Studies I380 and 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.