Hindu Gods, Goddesses and Gurus

Examining folklore, historical accounts and even social media, this course explores the spiritual, philosophical, political, economic, social and mythical dimensions of Hindu gods, goddesses and gurus. DAY AND EVENING

Figurine of hindu goddess

From Shiva to Krishna to Kali, Hinduism has a rich tradition of gods and goddesses. Gurus, or spiritual guides who embody gods and goddesses on earth, are also an important part of Hinduism. These varied representations of the divine mirror the religious diversity of Indian society. Join Sravana Borkataky-Varma, Ph.D., to learn how Hindu religion is reflected in its ritual and how it is practiced on the ground by different individuals, families and communities. Examining folklore, historical accounts and even social media, this course explores the spiritual, philosophical, political, economic, social and mythical dimensions of Hindu gods, goddesses and gurus.

Details

Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
GHUM1203.S18.2 Sravana Borkataky-Varma On-campus 10–11:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 28, 2018
GHUM1203.S18.1 Sravana Borkataky-Varma On-campus 7–8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2018

SECTION: GHUM1203.S18.2
INSTRUCTOR: Sravana Borkataky-Varma
FORMAT: On-campus
SCHEDULE: 10–11:30 a.m.
START DATE: Feb. 28, 2018

Instructor: Sravana Borkataky-Varma

Sravana Borkataky-Varma, Ph.D., is a part-time faculty member in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington and an instructor at Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. She received her doctorate in religion from Rice University in 2016. She has also taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston and Dalian Neusoft University in China. She specializes in Hindu Tantra: religion, gender and sexuality. Originally from India, Dr. Borkataky-Varma has studied and lived in Germany, China and the United States.

Term: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: Feb. 28, 2018

End Date: Apr. 11, 2018

Schedule: 10–11:30 a.m.

Length: Six Wednesdays (no class March 14)

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $190

Early Registration: $180 if registering by Feb. 14

Rice Alumni: $171

CEUs: 0.9

Instructor: Sravana Borkataky-Varma

Sravana Borkataky-Varma, Ph.D., is a part-time faculty member in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington and an instructor at Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. She received her doctorate in religion from Rice University in 2016. She has also taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston and Dalian Neusoft University in China. She specializes in Hindu Tantra: religion, gender and sexuality. Originally from India, Dr. Borkataky-Varma has studied and lived in Germany, China and the United States.

Term: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: March 01, 2018

End Date: Apr. 12, 2018

Schedule: 7–8:30 p.m.

Length: Six Thursdays (no class March 15)

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $190

Early Registration: $180 if registering by Feb. 15

Rice Alumni: $171

CEUs: 0.9

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