University of Calgary

RELS 307 - Popular Hinduism - Fall 2011

An introductory survey of the contemporary practices of Hinduism in South Asia and in diaspora Hindu communities throughout the world. Focusing on recent ethnographic research, the course examines the diversity of popular Hindu practices with special attention to differences defined by region, language, caste, and gender. Topics covered will include, but are not limited to, the structure of social and family life, the organization of sacred space and time, ritual practices, and the influence and impact of modernity in Hindu life.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


  • Religious Studies 203 or consent of the Department.


This course will be offered next in Winter 2014.
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