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Lecture on Indic Traditions

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Department
Religion
Course
RLG100Y1
Professor
Andre Maintenay
Semester
Winter

Description
Indic Traditions (INDK) [E.g. Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, etc.] - originate in the sub continent of India - 2 main historical sourcesfeatures (civilizations) 1. Indus Valley Civilization 1926 archeological evidence - presence of an extensive civilization, widespread, sophisticated, advanced on many levels (e.g. drainage system, 2-story homes w courtyards, 12 rooms) coins and other artifacts established ritual life urban culture sacrificial rituals high value for asceticism (habits of the body) 20itation-like 5489:708 recognition of animals figurines of females with exaggerated sexual parts venerated fertility, goddess worship no extensive information - no scripture 439N34ZZK,99K0 Indus ethnic was N HARAPPA N MOHENJODARO - settled urban civilization 2. Aryans Arya Sanskrit word 34-O0507843 34:3 ,M0.9L;0 N Derived from Sanskrit text VEDAS N Associated with the major group discussed in the VEDAS th Late 18 century, India was under colonial rule British Empire (economic, political, military cont
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