Asian 498B: The  Bhagavad Gītā

Weekly Schedule, Spring 2013 Revised Week 7

 

Monday

Wednesday

Week 1

Apr 1:

Introduction: The BIG Picture, Vedic Context

Apr 3:  

Philosophical Context: Sāṃkhya, Yoga

Week 2

Apr 8:   

Introduction to the Bhagavad Gītā

Apr 10:     

Bhagavad Gītā: Chs. 1-2

Week 3

Apr 15:

Bhagavad Gītā: Chs. 3-4

Apr 17:

Bhagavad Gītā: Chs. 5-6

Week 4

Apr 22:

Bhagavad Gītā: Chs. 7-9


Apr 24:

Bhagavad Gītā: Chs. 10-12

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Week 5

Apr 29:

Bhagavad Gītā: Chs. 13-16

May 1:

Bhagavad Gītā: Chs. 17-18

 

Week 6

May 6:

Interpretation: Śakara, Rāmānuja

Mid-term Paper 1 Due

May 8:

Interpretations, doctrines wrap up

Week 7

May 13:

Nationalist interpretation: Aurobindo


May 15:

Nationalist interpretation: Tilak


Week 8

May 20:

Nationalist interpretation: Gandhi

May 22:

Transcendentalists, Oppenheimer, etc.

Week 9

May 27:

Memorial Day No class

May 29:

Imitative Gītā literature: Anu-gītā, Uttara-gītā

Week 10

Jun 3:

Imitative Gītā literature from MBh

Jun 5:

Summation

Finals Week

Jun 10:

Final Paper Due 2:00pm
In class: Presentations: 2:30-4:20pm, SAV 164