HDS 3412

Hindu Worlds of Art and Culture

Diana L. Eck


An exploration of the narratives and arts of the Hindu tradition, considering the great gods— Vishnu, Krishna, Shiva, and Devi—that give expression to a profound vision of the world, the images through which the gods are envisioned, the temples and pilgrimage places where they are worshipped, and the rituals and festivals that are part of Hindu life. Readings include the Ramayana, the Bhagavad Gita, the Gita Govinda, the Shiva Purana, and the Devi Mahatmya. Note: Course has additional hour to be arranged.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Culture and Belief 28


0.50 credits
Fall 2013
Tue Thu 11:30am-1pm
FAS Boylston Hall Room 110 (Fong Auditorium)

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Hindu Studies
  • Religion, Literature, and Culture
  • South Asian Religious Traditions
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Hinduism
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
Language Course Designation(s) None