Celebrate the rich heritage of India with Dr. Sravana Borkataky-Varma, who shares scholarly and personal insights on one of the oldest living civilizations and the second most populous nation in the world. India has a long tradition of attracting seekers of spiritual, cultural and personal inspiration. Whether you are a current or aspiring world traveler or an armchair explorer, this course invites you to experience the vibrant, complex culture, history, religion, landscape and people of India.

Topics Include:

  • Indian history: becoming a nation-state
  • Indian religions: Hinduism and Buddhism
  • Indian religions: Jainism and Sikhism
  • Indian cinema and Bollywood
  • Traveling to India: north and east
  • Traveling to India: south and west


  • Department of Religion, Rice University
  • Rice University Chao Center for Asian Studies

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Section Title
Seeking India: A Cultural Journey
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Feb 25, 2020 to Apr 14, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Rice Campus
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $210.00
Section Notes
No class March 10 or 17.


Refund Policy

A 10 percent processing fee will be subtracted from all refunds. Due to the high demand for courses, registrations are considered final as of 10 days prior to the class start date. No refunds will be issued after these dates and credits will not be given for future classes. No refunds will be granted for participants who miss a portion of a program. Refund requests before the deadline must be made in writing to gscs@rice.edu.