2023-2024 / LLOR0057-1

Sanskrit III


30h Th, 30h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in ancient languages and literatures : Oriental studies (Registrations are closed)10 crédits 


Philippe Swennen

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Reading texts from Brâhmanas and Vedic Sûtras. Accents.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Familiarizing with accentuation and syntax of the vedic prose texts.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Sanskrit I is a prerequisite, Sanskrit II a co-requisite.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Preparing the readings. Supervised reading of a Devanágarí vedic prosa text.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

30 h spread out over the first semester. Timetable set with the students.

Recommended or required readings

Photocopies of Vedic texts in Devanágarí script.
References : Vaidikapadanukramakoça; B. Delbrück, Altindische Syntax, réimpr. Darmstadt, 1976; A. A. Macdonell, Vedic Grammar, Strassburg, 1910; A. A. Macdonnell & A. B: Keith, Vedic Index, 2 vol., réimpr., Delhi, 1995; A. Minard, La subordination dans la prose védique, Paris, 1936; A. Minard, Trois énigmes sur les Cent chemins, 2 vol., Paris, 1949 et 1956; M. Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit Dictionary, Oxford, 1899; J. Wackernagel, Albert Debrunner & L. Renou, Altindische Grammatik, vol. I, II,1-2, III, Göttingen, 1896 etc.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Written work / report

Additional information:

The oral exam consists of reviewing with the student the preparation of an accented Vedic text.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The course schedule will be defined at a meeting between the teacher and the students.



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