Hinduism I: Sources and Development – Introduction: The Indus Valley Culture and the Controversy of Origins

Location: Faculty of Theology & Religion, Gibson Lecture Room
Speaker: Professor Gavin Flood
Date: October 13, 2010
Time: 11:00 to 12:00

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, Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita, along with the practices and social institutions that formed classical Hindu traditions. The lectures will include an introduction to Hindu philosophy.