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Adi Shankara

Adi Shankara

Ādi Śaṅkarācārya, the author of numerous commentaries and pedagogical tracts, is the seminal philosopher in Hinduism, especially its “advaita vedānta” ... Read More
vedas

An Overview of the Veda

The Vedas are the oldest body of sacred knowledge known to man. A bird’s eye view of the four Vedas, ... Read More
Ancient Greek Philosophy

Ancient Greek Philosophy

This course is intended as a primer to ancient Greek philosophy. Broadly chronological in outline, it begins with the origins ... Read More
Anticolonialism and Postcolonialism

Anticolonialism and Postcolonialism

This course introduces the theories of various anticolonial and postcolonial writers in order to create a framework for a critical ... Read More
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Applied Vedic Sciences Basic

The sciences which found application in action and thought are the enlisted as the streams of electives in this course ... Read More
Arthashastra

Arthashastra

To examine the core ideas such as state, war, and peace in the ancient text Arthashastra, a major treatise on ... Read More
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Bhakti and Philosophy

In religious studies, bhakti is often described as devotion or intense feeling, and presented as “faith” in contrast to “reason.” ... Read More
Contesting Neo-Hinduism

Contesting Neo-Hinduism

The current mainstream narrative in western academia is that there are two kinds of Hinduism: traditional and neo and that ... Read More
Critical issues in Hindu Studies

Critical issues in Hindu Studies

This course outlines the critical issues involved in the European understanding of Hindus and India, developed within the framework of ... Read More
Akshardham

Discover Life by Exploring India

A unique study abroad course that offers an authentic, transformative and enriching experience. This course is aimed at students of ... Read More
Gandhian Philosophy

Gandhian Philosophy

To mainstream the ideas of Mahatma Gandhi towards developing a new and enabling perspective from Hindu philosophical tradition to make ... Read More
German Indology

German Indology

German Indology, a field of inquiry that emerged in nineteenth-century Germany calls itself the “science of Indian antiquity” and “the ... Read More
Hindu Conflict Resolution

Hindu Conflict Resolution

An exploration of Hindu thought, particularly those elements which are relevant from a conflict resolution perspective ... Read More
Historical Methods and Sources

Historical Methods and Sources

As a mode of knowing, history has acquired unparalleled prestige. We now think that to know when, where and under ... Read More
Historicism and Its Crisis

Historicism and Its Crisis

The intellectual movement known as historicism dominated the nineteenth century. At its simplest, it is the view that history is ... Read More
International Politics: A Hindu Perspective

International Politics: A Hindu Perspective

To explore methods to bridge the chasm between the practice of international politics and universal moral principles ... Read More
Introduction to Conflict and Peace Studies

Introduction to Conflict and Peace Studies

An overview of conflict resolution and peace studies with a focus on the major theories and their application to contemporary ... Read More
Introduction to Vedas

Introduction to Vedas

Vedic literature is the foundational literature that forms the worldview and the way of life that Indians traditionally followed to ... Read More
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Mīmāṁsā Advanced

In the discussion about the knowable in a thought system, knowledge itself is often discussed and defined in the Indic ... Read More
Mīmāṁsā Basic

Mīmāṁsā Basic

This course involves a discussion of the tradition of contributors and contributions in the lineage of Pūrva-mīmāṁsā and provides the ... Read More
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