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SAS 169 - South Asian Customs, Rites, and Beliefs or return to Course Catalog Search

207943 – Section 001   

Faculty of Arts and SciencesSouth Asian StudiesMichael Witzel
TermDay and Time
Fall 2018-2019  (show academic calendar)F   9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
4  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level
Graduate and Undergraduate

This course discusses the major beliefs that have informed South Asian thought and behavior for the past 2500 years. In many cases they straddle the apparent Hindu-Muslim divide, even if the designations may differ in Perso-Arabic and Sanskrit/Hindi.

Texts used: in English, and additionally where available, in Sanskrit.

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Cross Registration
Eligible for cross-registration
With permission of instructor/subject to availability

MIT students please cross register from MIT's Add/Drop application.