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Elementary Sanskrit I - 20 credits (RT1201)

Module Tutors: Professor Max Deeg; Dr James Hegarty; Dr Will Johnson

Summary of course content

The syllabus is the full content of the coursebooks in addition to simple devanāgarī
script and a limited amount of further grammar.

Credits: 20

Availability of module: Every year

Prerequisites: None

Necessary for: RT1202 Elementary Sanskrit II


The aim of this module is to introduce the student to the general structure and style
of the Sanskrit language, to a range of vocabulary, some basic grammar and the
characters of the devanagari script.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • 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

Language classes.


Class Tests.

Suggested book purchases

Recommendations made in class.