As in most societies, myths and legends play an important role in the social and religious life of India and Asia. Yet people in the West know very little about these stories and their influence. This course examines some of the key myths and legends of the religions of India and Asia, with special attention to the Hindu and Buddhist traditions. The aim of the course is to gain a better understanding of the religious lives and perspectives of Hindus and Buddhists through a study of their “mythical resources.” The place of these stories in Indian and Asian cultures will also be examined.
- Credits: 3
- Faculty: Dr. Sundararajan