ASIAN 1106

ASIAN 1106

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

The great Sanskrit epic, the Mahabharata, is one of the principal monuments of world literature. This vast, enthralling, and powerful tale of intra-familial war and world historical decline (of which the famous Bhagavad Gita forms but a small part) transformed the religious and literary consciousness of India, and exercised a broad impact throughout South and Southeast Asia. This course will introduce students to this remarkable text and the literary tradition it inaugurated, through selected readings from the epic itself, along with samples of later renditions of its narrative (including contemporary theatrical, TV, and comic book versions).

When Offered Spring.

Course Attribute (EC-SAP, EC-SEAP)
Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18527 ASIAN 1106   SEM 101

    • MWF Emerson Hall 135
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • McCrea, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.