Introductory Sanskrit IIa.

  • US102a.
  • This course continues the linguistically rich study of the world's most fascinating language proceeding with the survey of the intricate and highly organized structure of the grammar and by including readings adapted from ancient Indian narratives.
  • Instructor: Peter M. Scharf.
  • Prerequisite: US101, US101aUS101b, or equivalent introduction to Sanskrit.
  • Schedule: 20 March – 4 June 2021.
  • Course meeting times: Sunday and Thursday 10:00-11:00am U.S. Central Time, or by arrangement with course participants.
  • Course fee: $1,500. A discount of $200 is available for enrollment in two-quarters, i.e. also the last quarter US102b, for $2,800.
  • Register.
  • Course materials: Scharf, Peter M. {S}abdabrahma: a first-year Sanskrit text. Providence: The Sanskrit Library, 2010.


Lecture Topic
1 Consonant-stem nominals
2 The passive voice
3 The future and conditional
4 Relative clauses and causative syntax


Continuation of the survey of Sanskrit grammar in {S}abdabrahma.

Week of Reading Assignment
20 March 2021 Chapter 13: Consonant-stem nominals Drills, Exercises 13A–B
27 March 2021 Exercises 13C
3 April 2021 Chapter 14: Passive Drills, Exercises 14A–B
10 April 2021 Exercises 14F–G
17 April 2021 Exercise 14H
24 April Chapter 15: Future Exercise 15A–B
1 May 2021 Exercise 15C–D
8 May 2021 Chapter 16: Relative clauses and causative syntax Exercises 16A–16B
15 May 2021 Exercise 16C
22 May 2021 Exercise 16D