Hinduism 1: Sources and Development – Lecture two (MT15)

Location: Exam Schools
Speaker: Prof. Gavin Flood, FBA
Date: October 23, 2015
Time: 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This lecture series provides some basic material for Theology FHS Paper 20, “Hinduism 1: Sources and Development.’  These lectures offer a thematic and historical introduction to the sources and early development of ‘Hindu’ traditions from their early formation to the early medieval period. We will explore the formation of Hindu traditions through textual sources, such as the Vedas, Upaniṣads and Bhagavad Gītā, along with the practices and social institutions that formed classical Hindu traditions. The course will include an introduction to Hindu philosophy. A detailed reading list will be supplied at the start of the lectures, which will be based loosely around Gavin Flood’s Introduction to Hinduism (CUP 1996).