Hinduism Through Its Scriptures

Experience the sacred texts of Hinduism

Join expert faculty to learn about the rich diversity of Hindu texts—hymns, narratives, philosophical thought—and their interpretations.

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Self-Paced
Length
4 weeks
5-10 hours a week
Certificate Price
$99
Program Dates
Self-Paced
Length
4 weeks
5-10 hours a week
Certificate Price
$99
Program Dates
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What You'll Learn

Ever wondered about the sacred scriptures that have sustained for millennia one of the oldest and most diverse religions of the world—Hinduism? Want to discover the lessons this history may offer mankind in the 21st century?

This religion course introduces the rich and diverse textual sources from which millions of Hindus have drawn religious inspiration for millennia. The Bhagavad Gita has offered philosophical insights to a number of modern thinkers. This course will introduce important passages from important Hindu sacred texts, their interpretations by moderns and will give you an opportunity to engage with them.

This course is part of the World Religions Through Their Scriptures series. 

The course will be delivered via edX and connect learners around the world. By the end of the course, participants will learn:

  • Religious and philosophical insights conveyed in Hindu texts
  • How scriptures are interpreted to diverse ends in different historical contexts
  • Sensitive appreciation of world religions

Your Instructors

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Neelima Shukla-Bhatt

Neelima Shukla-Bhatt

Associate Professor and Director of South Asia Studies
at Wellesley College
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Jason Smith

Instructor of Hinduism Through Its Scriptures
Harvard X
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Ways to take this course

When you enroll in this course, you will have the option of pursuing a Verified Certificate or Auditing the Course.

A Verified Certificate costs $99 and provides unlimited access to full course materials, activities, tests, and forums. At the end of the course, learners who earn a passing grade can receive a certificate. 

Alternatively, learners can Audit the course for free and have access to select course material, activities, tests, and forums. Please note that this track does not offer a certificate for learners who earn a passing grade.

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