SOAS University of London

South Asia Section, School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics

Directed Readings in Sanskrit

Module Code:
Module Not Running 2017/2018
Year of study:
Year 3
Taught in:
Term 1
The module is intended to allow students to read and discuss a Sanskrit text or text genre in addition to the materials covered in the syllabus. The module will allow students to develop specialisations in accordance with their own academic interests. At the end of the module students are expected to have acquired a sufficient familiarity with the text or text genre in question that would allow them to continue work on the special topic independently. (The module is complemented by another half-unit module, ‘Extended essay’, the topic of which should based on the directed readings offered in this module.)


At least two years or three units of Sanskrit modules.


A total of 11 weeks teaching with 1 hour contact per week.

Method of assessment

One two-hour written examination to be taken in May/June (100%).

Suggested reading

A comprehensive reading list for this module will be supplied by the convenor at the beginning of the module.


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