Sanskrit 101A: Intermediate Sanskrit: Epic and Puranic Sanskrit

Category: Languages
Course #: 26272
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

MWF 12-1:30 pm


Introduces students to the itihasa/puranic traditions and related commentarial style of Sanskrit. An extended passage from Valmiki's Ramayana, Vyasa's Mahabharata, or one of the Mahapuranas is normally read with commentary, if available. The development of strong reading skills is the focus of the class. Additionally, students are introduced to the use of hard copy and web-based resources. Grammar is reviewed and explained as needed. Students are also introduced to the current scholarship on epic literature.