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PA253 – Women in Hinduism & Islam

An exploration of constructions of gender and the status of women in Hindu and Islamic cultures, with attention to both texts and practices. Primary and secondary readings survey a variety of topics from classical and modern periods, including marriage, sexuality and reproduction, sati, Islamic law, devotion, renunciation and tantra. (Not offered 2017-18).

Prerequisite: Religion 140 or 160 or consent of instructor.

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