IREL 206. Sacred Objects: Religion, Violence and History. 1 Credit.
Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course examines religion and violence through a social history of sacred objects circulating in medieval and modern South Asia. It explores political ideologies of the Indian state by studying how objects (images, buildings, idols, books, jewels) become imbued with religious power and motivate cataclysmic violence. Crosslisted as RELI 206.