Explore India Through Religion

Buddhist Monks Praying


Journey back 3,500 years to discover how the
Seven Religions of the East arose and developed over time in response to social, cultural and historical change. Instructor Sravana Borkataky-Varma will share stories of growing up in India and discuss religious traditions that originated on the South Asia peninsula including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism and Shinto.

Borkataky-Varma said, “This course is not a formal lecture, it is discussion-based. Students will examine problematic, social issues coming out of India, so no question is off limits.”

Discussion topics include:

  • Hindu’s yoga contribution, caste system, and gods and goddesses
  • Jain Doctrines
  • Sikhism’s belief in the concept of the oneness of God and Guru Nanak’s teachings
  • The Life of Buddha and the Four Noble Truths

Beginning Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m., join fellow students in the new Anderson-Clarke Center to reflect comparatively and globally on the diverse histories of these seven religions. You will receive a binder of readings and handouts and come away with a deeper understanding of these religious traditions through the power of discussion.

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