of this assignment is to reflect closely on the nature of Hindu deities and
their relations with human beings, as you encounter these at the
1. In what ways do you see that the gods are
understood as, and treated like, persons?
2. How would you characterize the divine-human relationship(s) enacted between worshippers and deities, as you observed them?
After addressing the first two questions in your paper, please respond to the third:
3. What was your personal reaction to what you saw in the temple – i.e., what were you
expecting, what was it like for you, and what did you learn?
Please write your name on this assignment. The paper should be double-spaced, no less than three pages, and is due in class on November 12th. All thoughtful and well-composed papers will receive full credit (50 points). The papers will not be returned unless requested.