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Hindu Conflict Resolution

An exploration of Hindu thought, particularly those elements which are relevant from a conflict resolution perspective.

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Course Code: CPS 5502

Credit Hours: 3

Course Level: 500

An exploration of Hindu thought, particularly those elements which are relevant from a conflict resolution perspective.

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This course examines the elements of Hindu thought that deal with conflict resolution. Starting from the ancient period to the present, various Hindu scriptures and thinkers have pondered over conflicts at various levels and explored paths for peace. Starting from Shanti Parva of Mahabharata to writings of the 20th-century Indian thinkers, various useful elements can be found in Hindu thought reflecting on various conflicts in human society and their solutions.  The course will bring to the learners a broader understanding of Hindu thought and their problem-solving aspects, and their relevance for the contemporary world. Hindu thought is rich in providing various paths to realize peace. For instance, while for Kautilya, a strong state is a necessary pillar for peace, Swami Vivekananda emphasized universal acceptance and toleration as two core elements for sustainable peace. The course while introducing students the core elements of the Hindu thought that focus on conflict and peace explores their conflict resolution potentials. It also aims to encourage students to explore a complex and interesting subject in their own way while drawing on the Hindu scriptures and philosophers.

In this course the students will be able to:

  1. Gain a broader understanding of Hindu thought and its problem-solving aspects.
  2. View contemporary conflicts from a Hindu conflict resolution lens and explore the relevance of Hindu perspective for the contemporary world. 
  3. Examine a contemporary conflict while drawing on the Hindu conflict resolution theories and practices.

Area of Study: Conflict and Peace Studies

Required/Elective: Elective

Prerequisites: Admission into a Program of Study

Instructor: Dr. Debidatta. A. Mahapatra

 

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