Minor in Middle East and South Asian Studies - Vishnu and Krishna the Dark Lord RELS 3111   Vishnu and Krishna the Dark Lord
This course focuses on the Hindu god Vishnu and his various manifestations, particularly Krishna, the "Dark Lord." Through an examination of early Sanskrit sources (particularly the Mahabharata, Harivamsa and Vishnu Purana) and popular regional and vernacular traditions across India, the course treats the varied theological, mythic and cultic expressions of one of South Asia's most beloved figures.
FORMAT: Seminar
PREREQUISITES: any 2000 level RELS or permission of the instructor