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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 2020-21).

    Prerequisite: Religion 140 or 160 or consent of instructor.