Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
The Courses of this Module can be studied in
  • Further, the courses can also be studied within an optional module in other B.A./M.A. programmes
Module Information
  • Begins in summersemester
  • Duration: 2 semester
  • Credit Points: 12
  • Consists of two courses:
  • Culture and Philosophy I and II (each 2 Hrs./Week)
Course Guidance
  • Anand Mishra, M.A.
  • Contact hours:
  • Tues. 02:00-04:00 p.m.
  • (and also by arrangement)
  • South Asia Institute, Room 305
  • (Email:)  E-Mail

Culture and Philosophy

The first course of this module focuses on the social-history of Hinduism specially Dharma-literature including caste system, life-cycle rituals, social hierarchy and organization of indian society, kingship and law, political systems and gender relationships. The other course attends to one or more of the following topics: The six philosophical systems as well as buddhist philosophy, grammar (vyākaraṇa), rituals (kalpa), geometry and mathematics (śulbasūtra), astronomy and astrology (jyotiṣa), indian medicine (āyurveda) and architecture (śilpaśāstra) etc.

Some of the courses offered within this module

Hinduismus und urbanes Leben in Indien und Nepal

Wintersemester 2011-12
  • PD Dr. Jörg Gengnagel
  • Prof. Dr. Axel Michaels

Epistemology and Metaphysics in India (englisch)

Wintersemester 2011-12
  • Dr. Heeraman Tiwari

Global philosophies? Transcultural approaches to philosophy and its study

Wintersemester 2011-12
  • Prof. Dr. Birgit Kellner

Textgrundlagen und Ritualpraxis der hinduistischen Götterverehrung (Pūjā)

Wintersemester 2011-12
  • Anand Mishra, M.A.

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