SOAS University of London

South Asia Section, School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics

Sanskrit Language 2 A (PG)

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This module is expected to run every other year
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Term 1

The aims of this module are to introduce students to a variety of original Sanskrit texts. We will read passages from the Epics, poetry, dharmaśāsatras and philosophical texts. The readings are combined with a thorough revision of Sanskrit grammar, to which approximately half of the class hours are dedicated. Students taking this module are strongly encouraged to continue with Sanskrit 2B in term 2.


4 hours Lecture per week, for a total of 10 weeks

Method of assessment

  • 30% - Mid-term Test, 1 hour
  • 50% - End-of-term Test, 1 hour
  • 20% - A portfolio of marked homework, translation or essay agreed with the convenor, 2000 words
  • The exact assessment deadline dates are published on the relevant module Moodle/BLE page


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