1st degree (Bachelor)
Coordinator Office Hours:
Prof Yigal Bronner
In this course we will read from India's classical drama tradition, and in particular “The Crown-Jewel of Wonders by the probably southern author Shaktibhadra, a play that tells the story of the Ramayana
The course has two main goals. First, to impart the students with a quick and smooth technique of reading Sanskrit. Second, to familiarize the students with Sanskrit drama and, through it, of some basic conventions of Sanskrit literature. More advanced students will be asked to read a learned commentary that accompanies this play.
Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
To read smoothly and quickly a Sanskrit text of medium difficulty, to become familiar with dramatic literature and, more specifically, with Shaktibhadra’s style and work.
Teaching arrangement and method of instruction:
Reading, rereading, and reading again and again. This requires preparation at home on a daily basis and active participating in class.
A full list of the reading materials is found on the Moodle site.
For a detailed description of the required passages in Sanskrit and suggested secondary readings, please see the Moodle site.
Additional Reading Material:
End of year written/oral examination 90 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 10 %
Project work 0 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %