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PPR359: Religion in Contemporary Indian Life
Tutor: Brian Black and Anderson Jeremiah
This course is taught intensively at our partner institution in Bangalore, India for four weeks during August. The programme includes daily lectures, seminars, excursions, and cultural activities. On their return to Lancaster, students write a supervised dissertation on an aspect of contemporary Indian life. Topics covered could include Bhakti traditions in India, the philosophy and spirituality of Yoga, Vedanta today, Islam in India, the Sikh way of life, Buddhism in India, the inculturation process in Christianity, inter-religious dialogue and pluralism in India today, the role of women in Indian religious traditions and religious festivals in India, debates about secularism and religion in the political sphere. The course is also open to Politics and Philosophy students, who can write about political or philosophical issues in contemporary India.
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
100% coursework: one 10,000 word dissertation (100%).
Lectures, fieldwork, and dissertation tutorials.
Fuller C The Camphor Flame
Larson G India's Agony over Religion
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