ASIAN 301 A: Songs of the Saints of India

Spring 2024
Meeting:
WF 11:30am - 1:20pm / BNS 115
SLN:
10530
Section Type:
Lecture
Joint Sections:
GLITS 311 B
Instructor:
SONGS OF THE SAINTS OF INDIA
Syllabus Description (from Canvas):

SONGS OF THE SAINTS OF INDIA

India's wisdom through popular songs of its saints of the devotional tradition. Texts as significant in contemporary religion and politics, whether protesting existing hierarchies of caste and gender, or confirming the status quo. Readings in English translation.

Kishangarhi Painting in the National Museum, New Delhi. Emperor Akbar listens secretly to Swami Haridas.

Listen to the songs of wisdom of India’s greatest saints.

Who were the rebels? Who the conformists?

What were the difficulties facing women saints?

Find out about their lives and why they are so vividly remembered.

Explore how they live on in popular culture.

 

Final project instead of final exam.

Catalog Description:
India's wisdom through popular songs of its saints of the devotional tradition. Texts as significant in contemporary religion and politics, whether protesting existing hierarchies of caste and gender, or confirming the status quo. Readings in English translation.
GE Requirements Met:
Social Sciences (SSc)
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
Credits:
5.0
Status:
Active
Last updated:
March 4, 2024 - 6:17 am