- Code SKRT3003
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Sanskrit
- Areas of interest Asian Languages
This is a high-level reading course in Sanskrit literature. The four-year Sanskrit program is designed to introduce students to the broadest possible range of literary genres, including epic, courtly poetry, drama, Upani?adic verse and sutras This course will introduce final-year students to the the early Vedic dialetc, the precursor of Classical Sanskrit. The thousands hymns of the ?gveda are the oldest literary works in any Indo-european language and have laid at the heart of Indic religious beliefs and practices for at least four millennia. The language of the Vedas is difficult and often obscure, yet reveals a startling world that sometimes resembles and sometimes challenges our own. This course is an introduction to the language, thought and practices of the Vedic thought-world through a dozen selected hymns
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Advanced level of Sanskrit to:
1. Read extracts from the Rgveda fluently and accurately, and chant the verses with an appropriate meter.
2. Translate the vocabulary of the text in hand with an advanced level of competence in using a Sanskrit-English dictionary.
3. Demonstrate thorough understanding of the peculiarities of Vedic grammar, and compare these with later Sanskrit dialects; demonstrate knowledge of advanced grammatical structures employed in these texts, with expertise in using appropriate reference grammars.
4. Appreciate the linguistic registers of the root text, in contrast with other genres of Sanskrit literature, and reflect this in appropriate English translation; respond creatively to the root text in an appropriate medium.
5. Demonstrate an advanced ability to interpret commentarial texts, showing an advanced understanding of commentarial techniques and vocabulary.
6. Demonstrate knowledge of the social and historical context of the target texts.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8742||23 Jul 2018||30 Jul 2018||31 Aug 2018||26 Oct 2018||In Person||N/A|