Religion in India Assignment Help
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Read the following chapters and discuss the statement given below:
- Read ” Chapt 1, 2, and 3 – Religion in India ” (Clothey).
- Read ” Hinduism and India ” by Max Weber.
Discuss the following statement in no less than 500 words:
Historically and sociologically, the evolution of Hinduism has been different from that of religion in the West. Discuss these differences, especially from structural and functional angles. Also, within the Indian context itself, examine how Hinduism has followed a track different from Buddhism and Jainism. You should discuss the structural paradigms discussed in Clothey’s chapters.
Chapter 1: What is Religion and Spirituality?
After reading the substantive and functional definitions of religion, how has your knowledge of the institution of religion changed? Of the various classical social scientific approaches to the study of religion, which approach do you find most persuasive? Why?
You must discuss both parts. Minimum length: 250 words (word count will be considered for grading). Express your responses to the questions clearly.
- The Missionary Position – The Politics of Religious Conversion in India.
Discuss the main issues and trends discussed in this article. Required length – 250 words.
- Read the article , ” LITERACY OF MAJOR RELIGIOUS GROUPS IN INDIA: A GEOGRAPHICAL PERSPECTIVE ” by GURINDER KAUR & DIVJOT KAUR.
Discuss the reasons for the variance found across different religious groups in India in education and literacy. In addition to your original post, you must respond to at least one other student’s comments. The minimum length for your response is 300 words.