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2021-2022 Catalog

FYS 125 Love and War in Indian Thought

This course focuses on a close reading of one of the classic texts of the Indian tradition, the Bhagavad-Gita, placing  it within its contemporary context (that of India, ca., 200 C.E.), but also attending to its effects on modern thought. Along with the original texts, this course draws on a wealth of Indian and non-Indian materials-from artistic representations to elements of popular culture-in exploring the Gita in terms of both text and context.