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  • Addresses yoga, religious asceticism and practices of magic in Hinduism from ancient India up to the modern period. Gives an overview of the variety of traditions in Hinduism, focusing on how spiritual practices affect social roles. Looks at how spritual practices approach happiness and social change, from ancient India's secret Upanisads through medieval mystic poets like Mirabai, through Gandhi in the 20th century, focusing on figures using mystical experience to overturn social and political powers.


  • Biernacki, Loriliai  
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024