Religion Notes 01.10.11 - Religion Notes 01/10/11 Hindu...

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Religion Notes 01/10/11 Hindu Traditions Indus Valley – 6000-2000 BCE (Dravidian) Vedic Period – 1500-527 BCE (Aryan or Indo-European) Classical Period – 400-500 CE Medieval Period – 700-1800 CE Modern Period – 1770-Present Indus Valley Civilization 1926: Discovery of major archaeological sites by Sir John Marshal -Two main sites – Mohanjo Daro and Harrapa -Overturns the 160 year old paradigm called the Indo-Aryan hypothesis -Indo-Aryan hypothesis – The dominant racial paradigm of the 19 th /20 th century. It was important in race, religion, culture, and linguistics. -Civilized vs. Barbaric Nations -Each nation has its own race, language, and religion -Sir William Jones was a linguist and jurist in the 1770s and regarded as one of the foremost experts, and made a discovery of a close connection between verb roots of Sanskrit/Persian (Indic languages) and Greek/Latin/English/Russian (European languages) -It implied to Jones that race and religion were also connected. -He postulated the idea of a common racial ancestry for Asians and Europeans – Indo-
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course RELIGION 202 taught by Professor Mandair during the Winter '11 term at University of Michigan.

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Religion Notes 01.10.11 - Religion Notes 01/10/11 Hindu...

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