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Hinduism 2, Hindu Traditions (Paper 21)

Seminar Room, Theology Faculty
Prof. Gavin Flood
Wednesday, 16 January 2013 - 11:00am

Beginning with the early medieval period, this paper traces the development of Hinduism in devotional (bhakti) and tantric traditions. The paper examines the development of Śaiva, Śākta, and Vaiṣṇava traditions along with ideas about liberation, ritual, asceticism, yoga and devotion. There will be some exploration of Hinduism and Modernity and there may also be reference to major schools of Hindu philosophy such as Vedānta.