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  • FACULTY OF HUMANITIES & RELIGIOUS STUDIES

    SYLLABUS

    FOR

    M.A. RELIGIOUS STUDIES (SEMESTER: I–IV)

    Examinations: 2018–19

    GURU NANAK DEV UNIVERSITY AMRITSAR

    Note: (i) Copy rights are reserved. Nobody is allowed to print it in any form. Defaulters will be prosecuted.

    (ii) Subject to change in the syllabi at any time. Please visit the University website time to time.

  • 1 M.A. RELIGIOUS STUDIES (SEMESTER–I)

    COURSE–I

    ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF RELIGION

    Time: 3 Hours Max. Marks: 100

    Instructions for the Paper Setters:- Eight questions of equal marks (Specified in the syllabus) are to be set, two in each of the four Sections (A-D). Questions may be subdivided into parts (not exceeding four). Candidates are required to attempt five questions, selecting at least one question from each Section. The fifth question may be attempted from any Section.

    SECTION–A

    Origin and Development of Religion

    1. Religion: Definition, Nature and Scope 2. Evolutionary Theory of Religion 3. Functional Theory of Religion

    SECTION–B

    Forms of Primitive Religion

    1. Animism and Fetishism 2. Mana, Totem and Taboo 3. Myth and Magic

    SECTION–C

    Religious Practices 1. Religious Pilgrimage 2. Religious Specialists : Shamans, Priests and Witches 3. Religious Festivals

    SECTION–D

    Religions of Selected World Civilizations 1. Indus Valley Civilization 2. Egyptian Civilization 3. Roman Civilization

  • 2 M.A. RELIGIOUS STUDIES (SEMESTER–I)

    Suggested Readings:-

    English Books:-

    1. Greig, J.C.C., Religions of Mankind: Today & Yesterday, Fortrees Press, Philadelphia, 1967. 2. Jevous, Frank Byron, The History of Religion, Orient Publication, Delhi, 1985. 3. Leach, Edmund, The Structural Study of Myth and Totemism, Tavistock Publication Ltd.,

    London.1968. 4. Noss, John B., Man's Religions, Macmillan Publishing Co., New York, 1984. 5. Redin Paul, Primitive Religion, Dover Publication, New York, 1957. 6. Smart, Ninian, The Religious Experience of Mankind, William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd.,

    Glasgow, 1969.

    Punjabi Books:-

    1. f;ZX{ r[owhs f;zx, Xow L nkX[fBe ns/ T[sonkX[fBe f;XKs, r[ofrnkB p[e;, gfNnkbk, 2014H

    2. skfbp, r[opuB f;zx, Xow dh T[sgsh s/ ftek;, gzikph :{Bhtof;Nh, gfNnkbk, 1984H 3. ^^^^^^^^^^, ;z;ko d/ e[M gqw[Zy Xow, gzikph :{Bhtof;Nh, gfNnkbk, 1985H 4. doPB f;zx, Xow nfXn?B ns/ f;Zy nfXn?B, gzikph :{Bhtof;Nh, gfNnkbk, 2008H 5. w?e; w{bo, Xow dh T[sgsh s/ ftek;, nB[tkde vkH skoB f;zx, gzikph :{Bhtof;Nh,

    gfNnkbk, 2002H

    Hindi Books:-

    1. f;Bjk, jo/Ado gq;kd (vkH), Xow doPB eh o{g o/yk, w'shbkb pBko;h dk;, fdZbh, 1985H 2. s'eko/t, ;H, Xow ek fJfsjk;, gqrsh gqekPB, wk;e', 1989H 3. w;hj :ke{p, ;wkB: Xow^doPB, w'shbkb pBko;h dk;, fdZbh, 1985H

  • 3 M.A. RELIGIOUS STUDIES (SEMESTER–I)

    COURSE–II

    VEDIC TRADITION Time: 3 Hours Max. Marks: 100

    Instructions for the Paper Setters:- Eight questions of equal marks (Specified in the syllabus) are to be set, two in each of the four Sections (A-D). Questions may be subdivided into parts (not exceeding four). Candidates are required to attempt five questions, selecting at least one question from each Section. The fifth question may be attempted from any Section.

    SECTION–A Vedas

    1. Introduction to Vedas 2. Vedic Theology 3. Vedic Rituals

    SECTION–B Upanishads

    1. Brahman 2. Atman 3. Mukti

    SECTION–C Puranas

    1. Puranas: An Introduction 2. Philosophical Aspects of Puranas 3. Cultural Aspects of Puranas

    SECTION–D Epics: An Introduction

    1. Ramayana 2. Mahabharta 3. Bhagavad Gita

  • 4 M.A. RELIGIOUS STUDIES (SEMESTER–I)

    Suggested Readings:-

    English Books:-

    1. Balbir Singh, The Conceptual Framework of Indian Philosophy, The Macmillan Co. of India, New Delhi, 1976.

    2. Barth, A., Religions of India, S. Chand & Co., New Delhi, 1969. 3. Bhattacharya, H., (ed), The Cultural Heritage of India, Vols. I & II, The Rama Krishna

    Mission, Calcutta, 1969. 4. Dasgupta, S.N., A History of Indian Philosophy, Vol. I, Cambridge University Press, New

    York, 1969. 5. Hiriyanna, H., Outlines of Indian Philosophy, George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London, 1931. 6. Hume, R.E., The Thirteen Principal Upanishads, Oxford University Press, New York, 1975. 7. Keith, A.B., The Religion and Philosophy of Vedas and Upanishads, Moti Lal Banarsi Dass,

    New Delhi, 1970. 8. Radhakrishnan, S., Indian Philosophy, Vol. I, George Allen & Unwin, London, 1971.

    Punjabi Books:-

    1. fjfonkBk, n?wH, (nB[H gqGehosB f;zx), Gkosh doPB dh o{g^o/yk, :{Bh;Nko p[e;, uzvhrVQ, 2014H

    2. ;aKsh BkE r[gsk, Gkosh do;aB, gzikp ;N/N :{Bhtof;Nh, uzvhrVQ, 1974. 3. fBokekoh, nkoHvhH, Gkosh do;aB, gzikph :{Bhtof;Nh, gfNnkbk, 1994H 4. ^^^^^^^^^^^, Gkosh Bhsh Pk;so, gzikph :{Bhtof;Nh, gfNnkbk, 1994H

    Hindi Books:-

    1. f;Bjk, jo/Ado gq;kd (vkH), Xow doPB eh o{g o/yk, w'shbkb pBko;h dk;, fdZbh, 1985H 2. r[gsk, n?;Hn?BH dk;, Gkosh: doPB ek fJfsjk;, Gkr^5, oki;EkB fjzdh rqzE nekdwh,

    i?g[o, 1973H 3. fBokekoh, nkoHvhH, Gkosh: do;aB, gzikph :{Bhtof;Nh, gfNnkbk, 1994H 4. okXk feqPBB, Gkosh: doPB, Gkr gfjbk, okigkb n?Av ;zBI, fdZbh, 1973H 5. fwPo, T[w/P (vkH), Gkosh: doPB, T[FZso gqd/P fjzdh ;z;EkB, byBT{, 2003H

  • 5 M.A. RELIGIOUS STUDIES (SEMESTER–I)

    COURSE–III

    JAINISM AND BUDDHISM

    Time: 3 Hours Max. Marks: 100

    Instructions for the Paper Setters:- Eight questions of equal marks (Specified in the syllabus) are to be set, two in each of the four Sections (A-D). Questions may be subdivided into parts (not exceeding four). Candidates are required to attempt five questions, selecting at least one question from each Section. The fifth question may be attempted from any Section.

    SECTION–A

    Jainism: An Introduction 1. Jiva and Ajiva 2. Nayavada and Syadavada 3. Salvation: Nature and Methods

    SECTION–B

    Jainism: Epistemology and Ethics 1. Jain Epistemology 2 Jain Psychology 2. Jain Ethics

    SECTION–C

    Buddhism: An Introduction 1. Origin and Development 2. Major Sects : Hinayana and Mahayana 3. Buddhist Social Order

    SECTION–D

    Buddhism: Epistemology and Ethics 1. Theory of Dependent Origination and Impermanence 2. Theory of Causation 3. Nirvana: Nature and Methods

  • 6 M.A. RELIGIOUS STUDIES (SEMESTER–I)

    Suggested Readings:-

    English Books:-

    1 Buddhism, Punjabi University, Patiala, 1969. 2 David, Thys, Buddhism, Indological Book House, Varanasi, 1973. 3 David-Neel, Alexander, Buddhism - Its Doctrines and Its Methods, B.I. Publications, Great

    Britain. 4 Gopalan, S., Outlines of Jainism, Wiley Western Ltd., New Delhi, 1975. 5 Hamphreys, Christmas, Buddhism, 3rd Edition, Penguin Books, 1987. 6 Jainism, Punjabi University, Patiala, 1973. 7 Nathmal Tatia, Muni Mahandra Kumar, Aspects of Jain Monasticism: Today and

    Tomorrow, Printers and Publishers, New Delhi, 1981. 8 Ramakrishna Puligandla, Fundamentals of Indian Philosophy, Print world, New Delhi,

    2005. 9 Richard, A. Gard (ed), Buddhism, Prentice Hall, International, London, 1961. 10 S. Chatterjee & Datta, An Introduction to Indian Philosophy, University of Calcutta, 1984. 11 Stevenson, S., The Heart of Jainism, Munshi Ram Manohar Lal, New Delhi, 1979.

    Punjabi Books:-

    1. ;okU, eows/i f;zx, gqkuhB Gkosh p[ZX Xow L T[dGt, ftek; s/ gsB, gzikph :{Bhtof;Nh, gfNnkbk, 2007H

    2. r[gsk, ;aKsh BkE, Gkosh do;aB, gzikp ;N/N :{Bhtof;Nh, uzvhrVQ, 1974. 3. i';ah, n?bHn?wH, (;zgkH), XZwgZd, gzikph :{Bhtof;Nh, gfNnkbk, 1990H 4. ^^^^^^^^^^^^, i'X f;zx, (;zgkH), ft;at Xow ;qzrfj, gpbhe/;aB fpT{o', gzikph

    :{Bhtof;Nh, gfNnkbk, 1971H 5. fBokekoh, nkoHvhH, Gkosh do;aB, gzikph :{Bhtof;Nh, gfNnkbk, 1994H 6. gzB{, jogkb f;zx, Gkos d/ g[oksB Xow L fJe ;zy/g ;ot/yD, gzikph :{Bhtof;Nh,

    gfNnkbk, 2000H 7. gqskg f;zx (frnkBh), ;z;ko dk Xkofwe fJfsjk;, f;zx pqdoI, nzfwqs;o, 2004H

    Hindi Books:-

    1. f;Bjk, jo/Adq gq;kd (vkH), Xow^doPB eh o{g o/yk, w'shbkb pBko;h dk;, fdZbh, 1985H 2. r[gsk, n?;Hn?BH dk;, Gkosh: doPB ek fJfsjk;, Gkr^5, oki;EkB fjzdh rqzE nekdwh, 3. i?g[o, 1973H 4. fBokekoh,nkoHvhH, Gkosh: do;aB, gzikph :{Bhtof;Nh, gfNnkbk, 1994H 5. okXk feqPBB, Gkosh: doPB, Gkr gfjbk, okigkb n?Av ;zBI, fdZbh, 1973H

  • 7 M.A. RELIGIOUS STUDIES (SEMESTER–I)

    COURSE–IV

    JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY

    Time: 3 Hours Max. Marks: 100

    Instructions for the Paper Setters:- Eight questions of equal marks (Specified in the syllabus) are to be set, two in each of the four Sections (A-D). Questions may be subdivided into parts (not exceeding four). Candidates are required to attempt five questions, selecting at least one question from each Section. The fifth question may be attempted from any Section.

    SECTION–A Judaism

    1. Early History of the Jews 2. Moses : Life and Mission 3. Prophetic Tradition and Its Impact

    SECTION–B

    Jewish Beliefs and Practices 1. Old Testament 2. Covenant and Relationship with God 3. Jewish Rituals and Festivals

    SECTION–C

    Christianity 1. Jesus Christ and His Mission 2. Early Church 3. Emergence of Protestant Movement.

    SECTION–D

    Christian Belief and Practices 1. New Testament 2. Doctrine of Trinity 3. Sacraments

  • 8 M.A. RELIGIOUS STUDIES (SEMESTER–I)

    Suggested Readings:-

    English Books:-

    1. Campbell, D.B.J., The Old Testament for Modern Reader, John Murray, London, 1972. 2. Christianity, Punjabi Unive