University of Calgary

RELS 307 - Popular Hinduism - Winter 2016

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)


This course will be offered next in Winter 2018.
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