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Introduction to Sanskrit - 20 credits (RT1106)

Module Tutors:  Dr James Hegarty, Professor Max Deeg, Dr Simon Brodbeck and Dr Will Johnson

Course Description

The course offers a basic introduction to the study of ancient languages. This is followed by a combination of grammatical lessons and ‘hands on’ practice sessions, which are conducted in class.  

Credits: 20

Availability of module: Every year


Necessary for
Second and third level Sanskrit courses. It is also helpful for Pali.

Teaching methods

Small group lessons


To introduce students to the basic grammar and syntax of the Sanskrit language and to allow them to read basic Sanskrit texts independently.

Learning outcomes

Write simple Sanskrit sentences in devanagari script
Translate simple Sanskrit sentences into English
Recognise, be able to reproduce and explain a variety of grammatical forms and syntax
Recognise and use a range of Sanskrit vocabulary

Teaching Methods

Small group lessons


Examination (100%)

Suggested book purchases

M. Coulson, Teach Yourself Sanskrit, Teach Yourself Books, London, 2010.