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2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
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REL 195B - Introductory Special Topic: Christianity, Hinduism and Islam in India

4 credits (Fall)
This course introduces religious studies through a series of case studies, from a study of Hindu-Muslim conflict, to Mahatma Gandhi’s resistance to missionaries and imperialists, to the interior worlds of Indian Christian and Muslim mystics. We will consider these cases through the lens of contested religious spaces and identities in ancient and contemporary India. Together the examples illustrate how diverse religious ideas and practices bring order, meaning, and purpose and, at the time same time, conflict and violence to personal and social lives.

Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Dobe