Seeking India: A Cultural Journey

Whether you are a current or aspiring world traveler or an armchair explorer, this course invites you to experience the vibrant, multifaceted culture, history, religion, landscape and people of India. DAY AND EVENING

Indian women walking on stairs in Jaipur

Celebrate the rich heritage of India with Sravana Borkataky-Varma, Ph.D., who shares scholarly and personal insights on one of the oldest living civilizations and the second most populous nation in the world. India has a long tradition of attracting seekers of spiritual, cultural and personal inspiration. Whether you are a current or aspiring world traveler or an armchair explorer, this course invites you to experience the vibrant, multifaceted culture, history, religion, landscape and people of India.

Details

Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
GHUM1600.F17.1 Sravana Borkataky-Varma On-campus 7–8:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2017
GHUM1600.F17.2 Sravana Borkataky-Varma On-campus 10–11:30 a.m. Thursday, October 5, 2017

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. She has taught at Rice University, the University of Houston and Dalian Neusoft University in China. Dr. Borkataky-Varma holds a doctorate in religious studies from Rice University and a master’s degree in Buddhist studies from Delhi University in India and specializes in Hindu tantra: religion, gender and Kundalini yoga. Her articles can be found in Religions and in journals published by Springer.

Term: Fall 2017

Start Date: Oct. 04, 2017

End Date: Nov. 15, 2017

Schedule: 7–8:30 p.m.

Length: Six Wednesdays (no class Oct. 25)

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $190

Early Registration: $180 if registering by Sept. 20 (Wednesday session)

Rice Alumni: $171

CEUs: 0.9

Note: This course is not currently accepting registrations. Please select VIEW CURRENT OFFERINGS to see similar classes offered by Community Programs.

SECTION: GHUM1600.F17.2
INSTRUCTOR: Sravana Borkataky-Varma
FORMAT: On-campus
SCHEDULE: 10–11:30 a.m.
START DATE: Oct. 05, 2017

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. She has taught at Rice University, the University of Houston and Dalian Neusoft University in China. Dr. Borkataky-Varma holds a doctorate in religious studies from Rice University and a master’s degree in Buddhist studies from Delhi University in India and specializes in Hindu tantra: religion, gender and Kundalini yoga. Her articles can be found in Religions and in journals published by Springer.

Term: Fall 2017

Start Date: Oct. 05, 2017

End Date: Nov. 16, 2017

Schedule: 10–11:30 a.m.

Length: Six Thursdays ( no class Oct. 26)

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $190

Early Registration: $180 if registering by Sept. 21 (Thursday session)

Rice Alumni: $171

CEUs: 0.9

Note: This course is not currently accepting registrations. Please select VIEW CURRENT OFFERINGS to see similar classes offered by Community Programs.

+ Indian history: becoming a nation state
+ Indian religions: Hinduism and Buddhism
+ Indian religions: Jainism and Sikhism
+ Indian cinema and Bollywood
+ Traveling to India: north and east
+ Traveling to India: south and west

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