Sample Essay for Assignment 2_Faraz Modirian (2)

Had this faith not adapted to the changing spiritual

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faiths’ followers fundamentally in both a social and spiritual sense. Had this faith not adapted to the changing spiritual and social needs of this new class of people, Hinduism and its promise it offered to the masses, may have changed the societal structure from the norms of Hindu culture
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Modirian 7 today. The inclusivity brought on by the Gita exposes the urgent need the new middle class of Hindus had to motivate them to fulfill their dharma and achieve eternal spiritual belonging.
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8 Works Cited Bentley, Jerry H., and Herbert F. Ziegler. Traditions and Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past . Vol. 1. 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2008. Print. The Bhagavad-Gita . Trans. Barbara Stoller Miller. New York: Bantam, 2004. Print. Chang, Edmond. “Hinduism and Indian Society.” Making of the Modern World 12. University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA. 5 Feb. 2013 Lecture. Nadkarni, MV. “Is Caste System Intrinsic to Hinduism.” Demolishing a Myth. MMW 12: Classical and Medieval Tradition. Ed. Edmung Chang. La Jolla, CA: University Readers. University of California San Diego. Winter 2013. 147-157. Print.
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