Fall 2015

Religion in the Himalayas:  Coexistence, Conflict and Change

Listed in: Religion, as RELI-157

Moodle site: Course (Guest Accessible)


Constance E. Kassor (Section 01)


This course examines the religious life of the Himalayan regions of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan, paying particular attention to issues surrounding the construction of religious identity. Through text, film and art, we explore practices in Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and local traditions, and investigate the ways in which these practices negotiate political change and modernization. Topics include gender (in)equality in religious institutions and practices, the construction of sacred space and religious boundaries, and the intersection of religion and politics.

Fall semester.  Visiting Lecturer Kassor


2019-20: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2015