• To understand the influence of the Vedas on Indian society.
  • To discuss the changing characteristics of religion during the Vedic Age.
  • To identify the major beliefs of Hinduism.
  • To analyze ways in which the sentiments and ideas expressed in the Vedas are similar to Judaism and Christianity and how they are different.
  • To explain how the popular belief in reincarnation was reinterpreted by the philosophers of the Upanishads.
  • To identify the four major castes in traditional Indian society.
  • To explain the reasons for the creation of the caste system in India.
  • To analyze the affects of the caste system on the position of women in Indian society.
  • To be able to argue the pros and cons of the caste system.

 

  Brahman   ahimsa   atman   karma   dharma
  samadhi   yoga   samsara   endogamy   maya
  Brahma   Shiva   Vishnu   Krishna   Ganesha
  Vedas   Rig Veda   varna   Brahmanas   Upanishads
  Four Stages of Life   Mahabharata   Bhagavad Gita   Ramayana   caste
  jati   Brahmin   kshatriya   vaishya   shudra
  untouchables   harijan      

 

    

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