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Storytelling in Indian Religion

A survey of some of the many stories that were told by Buddhists, Jains, and Hindus as a form of popular religious instruction. The course will focus on, among other things, the various uses made of humour and wit in religious teaching.

RELIGST 2I03

Storytelling in Indian Religion

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): II Term(s): Summer Offered?: Yes Language?: No

A survey of some of the many stories that were told by Buddhists, Jains, and Hindus as a form of popular religious instruction. The course will focus on, among other things, the various uses made of humour and wit in religious teaching.


Gerjan Altenburg

Ph.D. Student, Asian Field