RLG100Y1 Lecture #20 - RLG100Y1-Nov 29/10 - - Test on...

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RLG100Y1-Nov 29/10 - Test on Christianity and Islam - Know Max Mueller for Test! - South Asian Religion o Hinduism o Buddhism o Jainism o - South Asia o Focusing on subcontinent of India - 2 main traditions that we take account that form a larger culture and religious tapestry o Indus Valley Civilization/ Harappa Discovered in 1926 Southern area of Pakistan Excavation along the river bank, revealed a ancient civilization 12 rooms to 1 habitat Homes had courtyards Fairly advanced civilizations Literate culture (found scriptures, etc) Active in trade and trade in various parts of the world The language has never been deciphered Not a whole lot that we can say with 100% confidence All sorts of figurines which suggest that it might be a culture that worshipped Goddesses A significance of reverence of animals (animals represented in artworks- deer, elephants, etc) A culture that engaged in some sort of asceticism Quite a widespread culture (well into northern and central India) Oldest remnant of history that we have for this geographic area (subcontinent of India) Lively, interactive culturally and intercultural engaged Eventually died out, lots of theory about it (1000 years later)
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course RLG 100 taught by Professor Pearly during the Fall '08 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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RLG100Y1 Lecture #20 - RLG100Y1-Nov 29/10 - - Test on...

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