What is a pilgrimage? Who becomes a pilgrim, and how or why do they do so? What does it mean to undertake a pilgrimage? Who or what are the objects of devotion or the physical and/or spiritual destination guiding these pilgrims?
Introduction to the historical, religious, and socio-cultural aspects of Hinduism in the US. The role of Hinduism in the maintenance of the ethnic identity of Indians in the US will be examined in the context of the rituals, languages, temples, family, and other social organizations.