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Sanskrit 3


Admission requirements

Sanskrit 1 and Sanskrit 2, or equivalent 1st year Sanskrit.

Course description

This course introduces students to different forms and styles of Sanskrit literature. The selected texts are introduced at the first meeting and vary from year to year. We meet two times a week to read two original Sanskrit texts and discuss issues of grammar, syntax, translation and interpretation. The course requires active preparation and participation.

Course objectives

  • Enhanced understanding of different forms and styles of Sanskrit

  • Improved reading and translation skills

  • Increase of the student’s range of Sanskrit vocabulary

  • Knowledge of aspects of ancient Indian culture through reading authentic texts


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Mode of instruction

Seminar (2 × 2 hours)

Assessment method

Two written exams: one at the end of the first block (40%) and one at the end of the second block (60%), covering the material read during each block.



Reading list

To be announced at the first meeting.


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Prof.dr. Peter Bisschop