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Harvard University

Hinduism Through Its Scriptures

Harvard University via edX


Ever wondered about the sacred scriptures that have sustained for millennia one of the oldest and most diverse religions of the world - Hinduism? Want to discover the lessons this history may offer mankind in the 21st century?

This religion course introduces the rich and diverse textual sources from which millions of Hindus have drawn religious inspiration for millennia. The Bhagavad Gita has offered philosophical insights to a number of modern thinkers. This course will introduce important passages from important Hindu sacred texts, their interpretations by moderns and will give you an opportunity to engage with them.

Taught by

Neelima Shukla-Bhatt and Jason Smith


3.7 rating, based on 3 Class Central reviews

4.6 rating at edX based on 10 ratings

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    Prashant Subhashchandra Salunke
    by Prashant Subhashchandra Salunke completed this course.
    The course was interesting. I was impressed with the information, videos, and commentary. This is a part of a series on Traditions and Scriptures. Its not the strongest of the series, but I enjoyed learning in it.
  • Anonymous
    Hinduism is Oldest Religion.we can call it Native religion of Human being..So We proud to be Hindu.Shreemadbhagwadgita has answers to all our questions..
  • Anonymous
    I wonder why they did not find a proper hindu pandit or knowledgeable hindu man to teach about hinduism instead of a women teaching it which brings in a feminist angle to it.

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