GENDER AND THE HINDU GODDESS (DIV, VLPA)
(Still of Sharmila Tagore in the 1960 movie Devi, directed by Satyajit Ray)
Explore the world of the Hindu Goddess
Some of the questions we will explore:
What are the many manifestations of the Goddess?
What are her major festivals and how is she celebrated and worshiped?
How does she function as a role model for Hindu women?
How does she pervade high-brow literary as well as popular culture?
and much more…
Keep a Goddess Journal, co-lead one class discussion,
and work on a final presentation to be written up as a paper or short essay.
As part of this class you will enjoy a complimentary Indian dance performance in Meany Hall
"Fires of Varanasi: Dance of the Eternal Pilgrim” (at a day of your choice between Feb09—Feb11) by Ragamala Dance Company [meanycenter.org]
Class website is on Moodle: https://moodle.llc.washington.edu/mod/forum/view.php?id=9236