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Elementary Sanskrit II - 20 credits (RT1202)

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: All  Part Two Sanskrit and Pali courses


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.  The module is designed to prepare
students for reading original texts in the follow up modules under the guidance of a

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


Three hour Exam in Summer

Suggested book purchases

Material will be recommended in class.