1. In your analysis, what effects did the Varna system have on the socio-political structure in South Asia during the period of our course?
2. Select a text from the Rig Veda and consider how this offers insight on Vedic society. How did this compare with a text from another society studied in the course?
3. Select a text from the Upanishads or Bhagavad Gita that discuss how this offers an example of an Axial Age idea.
Assigned Readings from the Texts
- Read World Together World Apart Chapter. 4
- The World’s wisdom Chapter 1, Selections 1- 23