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Reading Vedic texts


Admission requirements

The examination and, if indicated, the teaching of the following units of study can only be taken if the examinations of the preceding units of study have been passed of Vedic Sanskrit.


During the course we will be reading the hymns from the Rigveda using the book by A.A. Macdonell, A Vedic reader for students (Oxford UP, many reprints).

Course objectives

  • deeper knowledge of Vedic grammar and its Indo-European origins

  • ability to read hymns from the Rigveda with the help of a dictionary

  • knowledge of the Vedic metre and how to use it for Indo-European reconstruction


The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction


Assessment method

Written examination

Exam review

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Reading list

We will use the following two books:

  • A.A. Macdonell, A Vedic reader for students (Oxford UP, any reprint)

  • A.A. Macdonell, A Vedic grammar for students (Oxford UP, any reprint)

The former contains the texts, comments and a small dictionary. The latter is a reference grammar.


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis is available on this website

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