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Around a Religious Text: The Bhagavadgītā

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Course Level-Format: undergraduate   |   online only
Instructor: Manasicha Akepiyapornchai
Institution: Cornell University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2020

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A 2020 course by Manasicha Akepiyapornchai at Cornell University "explores the Bhagavadgītā in different aspects to answer the question of how powerful a religious text can be. We will discuss how translations, commentaries, biographies, and scholarly sources shape the Bhagavadgītā and contribute to its popularity in the premodern and contemporary histories."

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