May 23, 2024  
Graduate Record 2020-2021 
Graduate Record 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

RELH 5340 - Ritual and Renunciation

This course examines the place for ritual practice and world-renunciation in Hinduism by examining two pivotal Hindu philosophical traditions: the M’m”s’, a hermeneutical tradition that interprets the Vedas and the ritual actions they prescribe; and the Ved’nta, which offers a world-renouncing path to spiritual liberation (mok’a). We ask how Hinduism conceives of ritual, of renunciation, and, most importantly, of how the one informs the other.

Credits: 3