140159 VO Historical Introduction to Yoga Philosophy and Early Indian Traditions of Meditation (2014S)
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Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
One written essay and an equivalent amount of text to be added to a new or
existing Wikipedia page. The details of this option to be discussed in class.
A final written examination of one hour.
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
website for this course. The Moodle site will provide other, more specific read-
ings recommended for each week. Several selected readings will be provided
as PDFs or photocopies; others must be taken from the library. The library has
a shelf of reference books for this course that are restricted for use in the library.
Eliade, Mircea (). Yoga: Immortality and Freedom, Translated from the French
by Willard Trask. Princeton: Princeton University Press, second edn.
Bronkhorst, Johannes (). Two Traditions of Meditation in Ancient India. nd
edition , reprinted Delhi: MLBD, . PDF.
Samuel, Geoffrey (). The Origins of Yoga and Tantra: Indic Religions to
the Thirteenth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Reprinted:
Alter, Joseph S. (). Yoga in Modern India: The Body Between Science and
Philosophy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.