Perceptions of the Feminine DIvine in Hiduism

JSIS C 456
  • Quarters: Spring
  • General Education Requirements: VLPA, I&S

Explores implications of the perception of a feminine divine for gender issues in South Asia. Includes historical overview of goddess worship in South Asia, mythologies, philosophical systems, cults, and rituals associated with the major goddesses, the phenomena of suttee, goddess possession, and women’s goddess rituals at the village level.