1st degree (Bachelor)
Coordinator Office Hours:
Prof Yigal Bronner
In this course we will read from the work of India's best known poet from the classical period, Kālidāsa, with a focus on his famous Raghuvaṃśa (The Story of the Raghu Family).
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 Kālidāsa's corpus and, through it, of some basic conventions of Sanskrit literature.
Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
To read smoothly and quickly a complex Sanskrit text, to become familiar with kāvya literature and, more specifically, with Kālidāsa's style and works.
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 %